Richmond is an attractive and historic market town by the River Swale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Above the town stands the triangular castle with its massive keep.

In the cobbled market place below, the former Holy Trinity Church now serves as the Green Howards Regimental Museum.

The parish church of St Mary's dates from 1137 and two of the original Norman pillars still remain. It was extensively restored in 1870 by Sir Gilbert Scott and contains a chapel for the regiment.

The Yorkshire Tourist Board has produced a leaflet for a discovery trail visiting six places of worship in Richmond, allowing the visitor an opportunity to explore some of the town’s more hidden heritage treasures. The leaflet may be downloaded as a printable PDF file.

Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal, built in 1788, is the only surviving theatre of its age still to be seen in its original design.

There is a farmers market on the third Saturday of each month.

OS grid reference NZ 175 015


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Richmond Online
Complete guide to the historical market town of Richmond. Find information on tourism, business and leisure.
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