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Known as the jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire, the ‘original’ Richmond is a charming market town of breath-taking beauty, inspiring painters & poets, past & present. With an 11th Century castle, a cobbled marketplace with museums and monuments steeped in history, the fast-flowing River Swale and some of Britain’s most picturesque scenery, Richmond offers families a place to unwind from everyday life, leaving in its place a sense of calm and clean country air.

The perfect family holiday in North Yorkshire…


With ever-changing travel advice, there has never been a better time to pack up your car and enjoy a well-needed change of scenery and this year begin to daydream about a UK staycation. Enjoy a world of adventure and create family memories to last a lifetime with Holiday at Home. Recharge and reset in our family-friendly holiday homes across North Yorkshire, with everything you could need for a hassle-free holiday! There is a lot on offer for the whole family in Richmond, between exploring, eating, drinking and relaxing so Holiday at Home has helped you out with our top recommendations for the perfect family-friendly escape to Richmond, North Yorkshire. To say there’s something for a day out for all ages in the lovely market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire doesn’t even come close… It’s also good to note that Richmond is the perfect dog-friendly holiday destination, with plenty of luxury dog-friendly holiday homes with varied walks to enjoy from your doorstep as well as dog-friendly pubs and restaurants nearby.


Here are our top recommendations for what to do in Richmond, North Yorkshire… 

No matter where you stay, all of our luxury holiday properties are surrounded by plenty of places to visit during your family-friendly holiday in Yorkshire. Whether you fancy a morning of learning about the local history or an afternoon of thrill-seeking adventure, Yorkshire is full of family-friendly day trips to keep the whole family entertained.

Alfresco Adventures

Get the family together to enjoy the great Yorkshire fresh air with a thrilling activity session with Alfresco Adventures at Ellerton Park in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, archery or rock climbing with your group whilst staying with us nearby.

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Georgian Theatre Royal

Make sure to book theatres tickets for the family at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Britain's oldest working theatre in its original form in the market town of Richmond. Welcoming visitors of all ages, this is both a thriving community playhouse and a living theatre museum.

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The Station

Spend your days getting lost in the stunning riverside Victorian railway building in Richmond with a café, award-winning artisan food shops, art gallery and a three-screen cinema. If you're after something a little more energetic you can cross over the road and take a dip in Richmond's swimming pool too!

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Here are our top recommendations for what to see in Richmond, North Yorkshire… 

Don’t forget your walking boots when you visit Richmond, North Yorkshire as there is so much to see and explore, right from your doorstep. With acres of rolling hillsides, secluded countryside and stunning scenery to enjoy as well as Yorkshire’s rich cultural heritage with medieval castles, magnificent ruins, stunning gardens, and museums aplenty to discover.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of North Yorkshire’s finest tourist attractions. Visitors can climb to the top of the keep, which is 100 feet above the town for breath taking views looking across the River Swale and the Yorkshire Dales. Learn all about the castles history in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll around the secluded Cockpit Garden.

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Easby Abbey

Enjoy a riverside walk from Richmond Castle to explore the impressive ruins of Easby Abbey, which lie in the most picturesque surroundings by the River Swale in North Yorkshire. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds or a game of hide and seek with the most impressive hiding places for the kids. Dogs are also welcome so nobody needs to get left behind.

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Richmond Falls

Richmond Falls are an impressive series of waterfalls on the River Swale in Richmond, North Yorkshire close to the centre of the town and the perfect spot for an ice cream stop after exploring the many riverside walks in the area. A must visit for that perfect family photograph!

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Here are our top recommendations for where to eat with the family in Richmond, North Yorkshire… 

Richmond has so much good food on offer with plenty of family-friendly restaurants and world-class pubs. Whether you are looking for afternoon tea, posh pub grub or something more special out of the area, here are our favourites.

Follow our ale trail here too to discover our locals guide to find the best pint of local ale in the area.

La Rustique

Specialising in high quality rustic French cuisine in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere amongst its Parisian style décor. Highly recommended by locals, La Rustique offers a large selection of meat and fish dishes cooked traditionally, using local products with high-quality service. We recommend the mussels and frites! Oh la la...

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The Station

At the Station, you will find award winning artisan food shops, where you can pick up freshly baked treats as well as The Station Café where you can relax in the old railway station building with a cuppa and cake or enjoy some home cooked local produce.

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La Piazza

For families, head to La Piazza for a delicious pizza or pasta with a lively Italian atmosphere. Happy hour is popular with the locals mid week lunchtimes and early evenings and best of all you can get takeaway if you are staying with us nearby. Make sure you try one of the delicious Italian desserts too!

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Here are our top recommendations for where to stay with the family in Richmond, North Yorkshire… 

Holiday at Home has plenty of family friendly holiday properties situated in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire taking full advantage of all the town has to offer, perfect for a family escape. Each property has everything you could need for all ages, as well as stylish interiors, cosy log burning stoves and even games rooms to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained. For those looking for a baby-friendly break, we can include a cot, high chair and baby bath to make your stay more comfortable and totally hassle-free. And relax….

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Open the door to a world of adventure and create memories to last a lifetime in our stunning family friendly holiday properties in Yorkshire, which offer everything you could want for that fun or relaxing break that keeps all the family happy.

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Discover our luxury dog-friendly holiday homes, cottages and lodges. Ideally located for exploring the stunning Yorkshire countryside, there are pet-friendly pubs and endless walks to bound along from the Yorkshire Dales to the rugged coastline beyond the Moors.

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