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Tel code: 01748 | code search
Postcode: DL10 | code search
Population: 9000
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Shoulder of Mutton Inn
"As a place to experience the warmest of welcomes, the very best of food prepared as you may desire and a genuine feeling of regret when your stay comes to ..." More

Swaleview Caravan Park
"The facilites here for camping with a tent are very poor - wood chipping and stones mixed - very little grass. We were charged £26 per night. As I had ..." More

Kings Head Hotel
"Good Points: The staff were very welcoming, and very helpful with things like carrying bags. The food was good, and the room was kept clean and tidy. Bad Points: The ..." More

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Though there was undoubtedly a settlement of some sort in the area previously, Richmond is essentially a Norman town. A Bronze Age sword, iron age earthworks, Roman coins – Catterick nearby was an important roman fort – and plenty of Viking place-names locally all bear witness to earlier habitation, but it was one of William the Conqueror’s trusted lords, the Breton Alan Rufus, who founded Richmond, or Riche Mont. Rufus was given the land by the new king in 1066 for his loyal service, and to hold it for the Norman kingdom. This he achieved by having a castle built to command the area, starting just five years after the Conquest. This castle was of strategic importance, within striking distance of the Great North Road, and also on the route west to Lancaster. Richmond became an important market town, granted a charter to hold Saturday markets in 1441. Richmond’s cobbled market place is extensive, and one of the sights tourists will undoubtedly wish to see when visiting. The area was rich sheep raising country, and Richmond benefited from this trade from medieval times onwards. The strategic importance of the town was to its detriment during the Civil War, the Scottish army for a time having a headquarters and garrison there, their brutal and rapacious behaviour leaving bitter memories long after the event. Wool, and the knitting of that wool, continued to be important into the Georgian era, and at that time lead mining grew in significance in the surrounding country. There are many elegant Georgian houses still to be seen in the town from this prosperous period, as well as some far more ancient buildings, including of course the castle. The Frenchgate area is particularly rich in architectural terms. The River Swale which runs through the town links the urban to the rural, Swaledale running west into the Yorkshire Dales National Park which begins only a mile or so west of the town, offering some magnificent countryside and equally wonderful walking. For those who prefer history to geography the area around Richmond is richly served as regards historic buildings, with Easby Abbey the nearest of several ruined religious houses, but Richmond has the Green Bridge and Holy Trinity Church as well as the impressive castle to offer within its own boundaries. Richmond has good shopping and hospitality facilities, including old inns and Georgian hotels, as would be expected of a town with a population of almost 9,000 that also welcomes many tourists all year round, and is surely worth a stay on its own merits, but it also makes a good staging post for those venturing further north or south, situated as it is just four miles from Scotch Corner on the A1.

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Attraction

Aske Hall
Easby Abbey
Green Howards Museum
Hazel Smith Gallery
Kiplin Hall
Richmond Castle (EH)
Richmondshire Museum
Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications (EH)
Swaledale Folk Museum
Swaledale Woollens
The Dovecote

Budget

Scotch Corner Hotel *book online*
Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby *book online*

Camping

Brompton-on-Swale Caravan & Camping Park
Swaleview Caravan Park

Classes

Dance - Richmond Dance Centre Ltd
Yoga & Spice
Yoga - Kim Kinsella

Yoga and Spice

Cottage

Dales Holiday Cottages
Swaledale Cottages
West Cottage

Council

Richmondshire District Council

Dentist

Dental Surgery
Lion House Dental Practice

Estate Agent

Charlton’s Estate Agents
GSC Chartered Surveyors
Norman F Brown
Purple Leaf
Whitegates

Farmers Market

Richmond Farmers Market

Golf Club

Richmond Golf Club

Holiday Park

Badgers Retreat

Inn

Kings Head Hotel
Shoulder of Mutton Inn

Market

Richmond Farmers Market
Richmond Market

Pub and Bar

Charles Bathurst Inn

Holly Hill Inn
Kings Head
Kings Head Hotel
Oak Tree
Punch Bowl Inn
Shoulder of Mutton Inn
Travellers Rest
Unicorn Inn

Racecourse

Catterick Racecourse Co. Ltd

Restaurant

Amontola Tandoori
Black Bull Inn
Charles Bathurst Inn
Courtyard Bistro
Harveys
Holly Hill Inn
Kings Head Hotel
New Treasure Garden
Oak Tree
Punch Bowl Inn
Shoulder of Mutton Inn

Self-Catering

Badgers Retreat
Swaledale Cottages

Solicitor

Hunton & Garget

Taxi

Amalgamated Taxis
Posh Cars Richmond
Richmond Cabs
Richmond Executive Cars
The Richmond Partnership
Top Taxis

Vet

Swale Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Richmond CC (Cycling)

Shops

Swaledale Woollens
Castle Hill Book Shop
Vokes Books Ltd
Roots & Shoots
Boots
Everards
Ravensworth Nurseries
Farmaroundnorth
Dorothy Perkins

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Richmond Pharmacy
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Phoenix Fine Arts
Bluebell Organics
Hazelbrow Visitor Centre
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Specsavers
CinnaMoon
Nu Yu Beauty Salon
The Bed Shop
Bijou
Gilpin Smart Arts

Antiques

Richmond Antiques

Activities

Scorton Archers(Archery)
Broken Brea Fishery(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Richmond

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Kings Head Hotel (0.11 miles)

Kings Head Hotel

Overlooking Richmond's cobbled market square, and the Norman castle, this charming Georgian hotel full of character and warmth is only 4 miles from the A1. Offering an excellent and newly-furnished restaurant, an exciting new menu and ... More | visit website

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Castle Tavern (0.12 miles)

Castle Tavern
The Castle Tavern has recently undergone a total refurbishment and we would be pleased to give you a warm welcome to our bar and restaurant. The Castle Tavern is a traditional public house located in the heart ... More | visit website
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The Castle House (0.23 miles)

The Castle House
Situated in one of the most stunning parts of Richmond overlooking the historic town square, The Castle House offers a warm welcome and high quality accommodation, just a short stroll from the many restaurants, eateries, ... More | visit website
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Buck Hotel Guest House (0.23 miles)

Buck Hotel Guest House

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Located in the heart of Richmond, this small hotel is well-situated for exploring the beautiful scenery and features of the town. The Buck Hotel Guest House was built in 1800, and for ... More

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River View B&B (0.24 miles)

River View B&B
Nestled in the heart of stunning scenery, overlooking the river Swale and waterfall, and its Castle within touching distance, River View offers a unique starting point to discover the quaint market town of Richmond.

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Bridgedown House Bed and Breakfast (0.31 miles)

Bridgedown House Bed and Breakfast

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Welcome to our Lovely home The Bridgedown House Bed & Breakfast. We offer a variety of rooms and services to ensure that your every need is met and that your ... More

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Westend Guesthouse (0.67 miles)

Westend Guesthouse
In a peaceful location and a short 10 minute walking distance from the beautiful market town of Richmond, in the heart of Swaledale. The historic market place is lined with fine Georgian building, interesting little ... More | visit website
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Natural Retreats (1.42 miles)

Natural Retreats

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Welcome to a new concept in luxury retreats. Set in the heart of some of the most beautiful and secluded countryside in the UK, Natural Retreats offers residences of unparalleled ... More

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Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby (3.15 miles)

Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby
Located on the A1 northbound just half a mile from Scotch Corner , this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking, plus on ... More | visit website
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Hartforth Hall Hotel (3.34 miles)

Hartforth Hall Hotel
The Hall is listed among the top 10% of architectural and historic interest. Hartforth Hall includes the splendid Georgian Drawing Room, The Herriot Bar with log fire in Winter and a Wedgwood style restaurant for relaxing ... More | visit website

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