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Richmond Tourist Information

There are many towns and cities called Richmond around the world but Richmond in North Yorkshire is the original of them all. Its impressive castle dates from the Norman period (construction probably started in 1071, and was completed in 1086).


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Richmond Castle overlooks the cobbled market place - the commercial centre of this lively and buoyant town - with shops, tea-rooms, and gallleries.

Richmond has three outstanding museums:  The Green Howards Regimental Museum, the  Richmondshire Museum,  and the Georgian Theatre Royal Museum - the last of which is the oldest Georgian theatre surviving in its original form anywhere in the UK.

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There are many other interesting buildings in and around Richmond. Swale House, which now houses Richmondshire District Council's offices was at one time a school and one of its many pupils was Lewis Carroll, the author of the classic books for children of all ages Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

A riverside walk leads to a local waterfall, known as the Fosse, and to Easby Abbey. Greyfriars Tower, one of only three Franciscan bell towers still standing in the country, overlooks the Tourist Information Centre.

Places to visit in Richmond:

The Station

Richmond Castle

Georgian Theatre Royal

Richmondshire Museum

Easby Abbey

Green Howards Regimental Museum

Hazel Brow Farm & Visitor Centre

Swaledale Woollens

Muker Hall, Kiplin

Forbidden Corner, Coverham

Swaledale Folk Museum, Reeth