Richmond is one of Britain’s most beautiful market towns, with an 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, large cobbled market place and many hidden corners making it a treasure trove for visitors.
When you visit, don’t forget your walking boots and ordinance survey maps…….
Explore the 100 foot-high historical tower at Richmond Castle, which offers impressive views over Swaledale and is the oldest stone Norman castle in England, built by William the Conqueror’s cousin. Stroll around the castle walls, walk along the riverside and take in Richmond Falls, afterwards recharge and reward yourself with a treat from the award-winning bakery found in The Station, a stunning riverside Victorian railway building.
From the Station amble along the banks of the Swale up to another English Heritage site, Easby Abbey which offers atmospheric ruins from the 12th Century.
If you haven’t been tempted by any fabulous fish and chips whilst exploring picturesque towns, villages and beautiful countryside, you will never be short of a good country pub offering locally brewed ales and prize winning local pies for a refuel. If you are looking for something a bit more special Yorkshire now has more Michelin Star restaurants than anywhere outside of London, perfect for any special occasion. The Black Swan at Oldstead has recently been named the best restaurant in the world, with North Yorkshire quickly becoming a dining destination to really savour…
Out of town…
Masham is a must visit timeless market town and not just because it boasts two of the best local ale breweries, but because of its lively community, dramatic abbey and annual sheep fair.
Leyburn offers something a little different for the family at The Forbidden Corner, which has been voted the best children’s attraction in Yorkshire. Often called a magical place, it is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a 4 acre garden which will challenge and delight children of all ages.
Head to Hawes for the most picturesque drive through the Dales, and clamber to the top of the series of waterfalls on the River Ure, both had starring roles in Robin Hood Price of Thieves. You’ll appreciate why Aysgarth has been voted one of the natural wonders of northern England. You can dip your feet in the water and explore the woods that line the riverbanks.
If you are looking for luxury self catering holiday accommodation in North Yorkshire, Holiday at Home have a collection of unique holiday homes across Richmond, North Yorkshire including lakeside lodges, country houses and riverside apartments to choose from. Many of these properties are even dog friendly so nobody needs to get left behind.
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