Richmond Castle, Richmond

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Richmond Castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, stands in a commanding position above the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond. It was originally called Riche Mount, 'the strong hill'. The castle was constructed by Alan Rufus from 1071 onwards following the Norman Conquest of England, and the Domesday Book of 1086 refers to 'a castlery' at Richmond.

In the 12th century, his great-nephew Conan expanded the castle and built the keep. Although it was derelict by 1540, it was restored centuries later. The property is the best-preserved early Norman castle in England and an important tourist attraction.
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  • Because of Covid we would have had to book to go inside so we just made do with outside views and the history on the web. You must do one or the other.  more »
  • Great Castle to visit. Views abound, info boards are very informative . Make sure you see the display above the ticket office, lots of extra info there . Found the family tree very interesting.  more »
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