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Richmond Castle, Richmond
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Richmond Castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, stands in a commanding position above the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond. It was originally called Riche Mount, 'the strong hill'. The castle was constructed from 1071 onwards following the Norman Conquest of England, and the Domesday Book of 1086 refers to 'a castlery' at Richmond.
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  • Went with the family while staying nearby and the castle is well worth a visit. Really interesting and some amazing views from the top of the tower. Kids absolutely loved all the little rooms etc. The...  more »
  • Castle #9 in our DIY tour of castles associated with the Wars of the Roses courtesy of an English Heritage 16-day Overseas Visitor Pass. My husband and I were driving down from Northumberland and this...  more »
  • Richmond Castle along with many other castles in the area and the country, is run by English Heritage, of which I am a member. This is a really good experience, although the castle is a ruin, with a l...  more »
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  • Really nice castle ruins to explore. Don't forget to climb the steps to reach the top of the tower for the best views of Richmond. The town square is about a three minute walk and there is more to see as well as good places to eat.
  • Great views over the surrounding area from the top of the keep. Also worth checking out the garden tucked away in the corner of the castle grounds.
  • It's grim up north???? Stunning area of natural beauty.
  • A stunning castle ruin, excellent stone work, home of Richard lll, loads to explore, you could be there for hours, plenty of nice lawn for picnics, would recommend to anyone. Well worth a visit.
  • Must visit if you come this area. The exhibition area is only so so. But I like the castle ground very much.