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Make sure you take a trip into Richmond. One of Britain’s most beautiful market towns, with its 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, museum, riverside walks and a large cobbled marketplace with a good choice of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Within walking distance of many of our luxury holiday properties, and if you are staying at Brompton Lakes, wrap up warm, dig out your walking boots and follow the trail through acres of picturesque countryside. Via the impressive ruins of Easby Abbey, walk across Station Bridge with fabulous riverside views to The Station, a stunning Victorian railway building with a café, award-winning bakery and even a cinema.
Treat yourself to an ice cream whilst taking in the tranquil sounds of Richmond Falls, and be sure to visit Richmond Castle, one of the greatest Normal fortresses in Britain. The tiresome climb to the top of the tower is worth it for the breathtaking views across the Yorkshire Dales.
The Market Place, at the centre of Richmond, offers boutique shops and tea rooms, and if you are around on a Saturday be sure to check out the Saturday Market! There are plenty of places to dine in on an evening as you reflect on your day. The atmospheric ruins date from the 12th Century; incredibly striking these are definitely worth a visit. We have some beautiful properties both in the centre of Richmond and within easy reach of the town, see the full collection here.
Enjoy a day at the races at Catterick Racecourse, with racing all year round. Located just off the A1 and within easy reach of our holiday homes, Catterick Racecourse prides itself on being the friendliest and provides a fun relaxed day out for everyone whatever the occasion.
Only a short walk from the cool and quirky four-bedroom New York Public Library and Aquarius Rising and a 5-minute drive from our luxury lodges at Brompton Lakes, a day at the races is a wonderful occasion on a group getaway with friends or family.
The racecourse provides a relaxed atmosphere with a range of great food and drinks. There is something to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets alongside exciting action all day long!
Only 2 miles from Richmond town centre you will find the pretty Yorkshire village of Hudswell. Home to our cosy two-bedroom holiday cottage with a hot tub, Woodcroft Cottage. It is a great day trip as well as an ideal place to base yourself for exploring the beauties of the Yorkshire Dales.
If you are getting to Hudswell from Richmond, you can easily follow the trail riverside along the River Swale through Hudswell Woods. On sunnier days, picnic by the river whilst watching the water flow by. We have plenty of dog-friendly accommodation to suit your needs and allow for the whole family to holiday in Yorkshire.
Head up the 230 Hudswell Steps (make sure you keep a count!) from Richmond to arrive at Hudswell village where you can take a well-deserved break at The George and Dragon. A multi award-winning traditional Dales pub, which offers a range of local ales and home-cooked food made from local produce.
Just north of Richmond lies the quaint village of Gilling West. Wayside Cottage is our one-bedroom romantic retreat, and is a short country walk away. Although small, this North Yorkshire village is home to one of our favourite local pubs: The White Swan.
This family-run traditional Yorkshire pub, specialises in Beef and Butchery. With an onsite butchery, the family make their own burgers, black pudding and sometimes bacon, as well as crafting all the steaks to perfection! Make sure you visit on a Monday for quiz night, Wednesday for burger night and Thursday for steak night!
Within just a 5 minute drive from Greenbank Barns, our large luxury holiday homes in Ravensworth and Kingfisher, our barn conversion near East Layton, you can find the ever-popular Mainsgill Farmshop. This family-run farmshop is located on the A66 and offers a vast selection of award-winning local produce as well as traditionally home-reared meats, a delicatessen and an award-winning bakery.
You can also meet the animals on the farm, which includes Camels, Llamas, Lambs and Pigs. Make sure you pop in and check on the ewes during lambing season too and meet all of the new baby lambs.
Grab a bite to eat at the tea rooms where you can enjoy a traditional Yorkshire breakfast or treat yourself to a delicious slice of home-baked cake and a cup of tea. You will also find a huge gift shop upstairs also selling unique quality homewares and gifts.
There is also a children’s play area next to the tearoom which includes a zip wire, climbing frame, sandpit and ride-on tractors to keep the kids entertained.
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.
Get the family together to enjoy the great Yorkshire fresh air with a thrilling activity session in the heart of Yorkshire's countryside. Enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, archery or rock climbing with your group whilst staying with us nearby.
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!
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...
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!
One of our top recommendations for couples is No.29 on Frenchgate. A much-loved stop on our Richmond ale trail as well as a tapas bar, this is the perfect stop for a variety of Spanish dishes served with a smile. You can come for just a drink, or stay for some food.
Book your holiday in Richmond, North Yorkshire
If you are looking for a five-star holiday home near Richmond, North Yorkshire, Holiday at Home have the perfect collection. All our of unique holiday homes are self-catering and include lakeside lodges, country cottages and riverside apartments to choose from. Many of these properties are even dog-friendly, so nobody needs to get left behind.
Parking in Richmond is mostly free, but you will need a disc that is available by asking in most shops in the town. Need more recommendations? Just give the team a call to find out more on 01748 850333.