#DaysOut the market town of Richmond

By 19th December 2019Uncategorised

Yorkshire has an abundance of market towns, so deciding which one to visit can be a difficult task. Whilst most of these towns offer a warm atmosphere and a buzzing market square, Richmond in North Yorkshire is a town with a difference.

Richmond is a hidden gem with a deep history, beautiful countryside and cultural quirks. If you’re thinking of venturing to Richmond, here’s what you should see:

The Georgian Theatre Royal

The oldest working British theatre in its original form. Today the theatre serves as a museum and working community playhouse. Rumour has it, Shakespeare visited the theatre and the sign from his visit hasn’t been cleaned since.


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Richmond Castle

You can’t miss Richmond Castle; it stands boldly on a cliff above the River Swale. The castle is the best-preserved Norman castle in England. The castle was still being used in the early 1900s to hold WWI conscientious objectors – you can still see their graffiti on the castle walls.


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The Station

An old Victorian railway station converted into a cinema and cultural hub. The building hosts regular community event and art exhibitions. You can enjoy food at the tasty café or browse several local independent stores.


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The Green Howards Museum

If you’re familiar with North Yorkshire or familiar with the army, you’ll know that Richmond is right on the cusp of Catterick Garrison. The garrison is the largest British arm barracks in the world. The Green Howards museum celebrates the lives of the Green Howards Regiment from the Yorkshire area.


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The River Swale

The Batts run alongside the River Swale, in summer this is a popular location for BBQs and paddling. In winter, along The Batts is a lovely place to walk your dog or to stop to and get a picture by the River Swales Falls.


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Easby Abbey

Just a short drive from Richmond is Easby Abbey, a collection of impressive ruins of a former monastery. The parish church is still used today and has a rare collection of 13th century paintings.


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