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A Vibrant Market Town

Helping to keep Richmond busy and vibrant and the local economy buoyant are the welcome visitors who come to the town for the day, short breaks or longer holidays.

The beautiful setting of the town has been an inspiration for artists and writers for centuries  and this tradition continues. Internationally renowned artist, Mackenzie Thorpe, and award-winning Lucy Pittaway have galleries in Finkle Street. The Station holds regularly changing exhibitions and the works of local artists are on sale at Bbinfinkle and picture framers Greensleeves.

Places to Stay and Meet

Richmond has a range of quality accommodation for business visitors and tourists

The King’s Head Hotel and the Black Lion Hotel offer comfortable accommodation whilst the wonderful Millgate House, selected by Visit Britain as one of the top ten B and Bs in the UK, gives the warmest of welcomes.

Other quality bed and breakfast accommodation is offered in pubs and houses and there is a variety of self-catering accommodation from Flowery Dell lodges with hot tubs, through to modern homes including Bridgedown House, and Georgian and Victorian houses including Stable Cottage Vintage Holidays and Visit England award-winning Garden Cottage. An idyllic glamping experience is also offered by Dale2Swale Glamping.

Rooms for meetings and conferences are available at The Station, Aske Stables and The King's Head Hotel. You can even hire an entire cinema!

With its proximity to the A1M and A66 and train stations the town is ideally placed for day and overnight company get togethers.

Local Shopping

This variety of accommodation, restaurants, bars and pubs give a warm welcome to Richmond bringing visitors to stay and to browse and buy in our independent clothes, gift, furniture, interiors and book shops as well as specialist food retailers, butchers, bakers, cheese specialists, greengrocers and markets.

Local makers also attract customers to the area to visit Arthur Caygill Cycles and Altberg Boots on Richmond’s Trading Estate and to Aske Stables, a couple of miles from town, where Mocha create handmade chocolates and Kiss the Moon offer their award-winning night-time skincare range.

History & Culture

Visitors are also encouraged to bide their time and stay awhile by the many beautiful walks, Richmond Castle, Easby Abbey, The Station, Richmondshire Museum, the Georgian Theatre Royal, the Green Howards Museum and nearby, Jacobean Kiplin Hall.

Locals and visitors help to keep Richmond well and truly on the map and add to the attraction and viability of businesses located in this accessible North Yorkshire market town.

Out & About

Explore the beautiful surroundings

Richmond's skyline is dominated by the 12th century keep of the Norman castle, one of the best preserved in the country. Visitors may climb to the top to get views in every direction.

About a mile from the town, Easby Abbey may be reached by walking along the former railway line. Start and finish with a stop off at the former Station.

Beautiful walks start from Richmond itself, and as you leave the town to the west, you travel into the Yorkshire Dales. Richmond lies at the foot of the valley of Swaledale, one of the most beautiful of Yorkshire's dales and Wainwright's coast-to-coast walk passes through the town.

What Do People Say About Richmond...

“Lovely clean, well-presented town. Lots to see and do. Locals very friendly and helpful.” Couple form Chesterfield

“Richmond – the ultimate experience of an English town – history, food, local ales, walks, architecture etc etc” Couple from Canberra, Australia

“Lovely, unspoilt town. Friendly people in shops, café etc.” Visitors from York

“Hats off to you all! A fantastic and very well deserved result for Yorkshire In Bloom. Thank you all.” Local lady

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