A town of unique character and beauty, which has changed little through the centuries. With the variety of shopping, its many pubs, hotels and restaurants, and its proximity to the most stunning scenery anywhere to be seen, Richmond remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to visit in the County.
The first of all Richmonds, founded by the Normans in 1071 the town grew up around the castle built on the ‘riche-mont’ or ‘strong-hill’ that gave the town its name and whose massive keep dominates all other buildings around.
Within five minutes of the town centre, Richmond can boast its Norman Castle, Georgian architecture, a cobbled market place (the largest in the country), monuments and abbeys, the River Swale, and last but not least breathtaking scenery.
A town which inspires painters and poets, past and present.