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Richmond

3.9
Castles · Art Galleries · Ruins

Popular things to do in Richmond

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Military Museum
Green Howards Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Richmond Castle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Easby Abbey Easby
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and one of the park's tourist centres. Richmond is the most duplicated UK placename, with 57 occurrences worldwide. The Rough Guide describes the town as 'an absolute gem'. Betty James wrote that "without any doubt Richmond is the most romantic place in the whole of the North East ". Richmond was named UK town of the year in 2009.The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, built in 1788, is the UK's most complete 18th century theatre.HistoryThe town of Richemont in Normandy (now in the Seine-Maritime département of the Upper Normandy region) was the origin of the placename Richmond. Richmond in North Yorkshire was the eponymous honour of the Earls of Richmond (or comtes de Richemont), a dignity normally also held by the Duke of Brittany from 1136 to 1399. Plan your trip to Richmond and other United Kingdom destinations using our handy United Kingdom driving holiday planner.

Side trips from Richmond

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World heritage site
Durham Cathedral Durham
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Bowness-on-Windermere
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Lake Windermere Windermere
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Richmond

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Garden
Millgate House Garden
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Catterick Racecourse Catterick
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Children’s Museum
Richmondshire Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Lucy Pittaway Art Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Richmond

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Art Gallery
Lucy Pittaway
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
The Station
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Richmond

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Church
St Agatha's Church Easby
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Richmond

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Golf Course
Catterick Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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