Tower Street, Richmond
One of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire, Richmond Castle towers over the settlement of Richmond and offers breath-taking views over the Yorkshire Dales. Now looked after by English Heritage and funded by the National Lottery, the Norman gardens have been transformed back to their original grandeur, offering views for up to 100 meters below.
Open between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, it’s the perfect pit stop for a cup of tea and some historic discovery. April from Yorkshire Net also gave us a few words about the wonders of Richmond Castle:
“I would also suggest visiting Richmond Castle, the oldest Norman stone fortress in Britain which sits high above the River Swale overlooking the charming market village of Richmond. Admire the spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the Cockpit Garden; a tranquil haven which was designed to reflect the Castle’s history.”
For an active outing with the whole family, April recommends heading to the historic city of York and enjoying a walking trail along the medieval city walls.
If you’re looking for a unique location to head to on your next historic retreat, then Yorkshire offers it all! Don’t search the web for Scarborough hotels, book into the Raven Hall Hotel for a comfortable place to rest your head after a busy day of conquering Yorkshire’s history.