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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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  • On top of a outcrop with commanding views of the surrounding countryside this is a good place to get a sense of both modern and ancient history. It takes a couple of hours to look around and there is ...  more »
  • Well worth climbing to the top of the hill and visiting this castle. The castle dates back to the Norman conquest. Conscious objectors were held there during World War I. The view from the top of the ...  more »
  • Was a place that was easy enough to access with a wheelchair user. Views from the top are magnificent 
  • 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.