Discover Richmondshire; a place full of history and culture all set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales
Richmond is known as many things; the Gateway to the Dales, the Capital of Culture of the Dales, the Original Richmond. Visit Richmond and we think you will agree it is all of these and so much more. At the heart of this Georgian Market Town is its heritage and culture; explore the commanding Norman Castle with its dramatic views across the River Swale; enjoy The Georgian Theatre, the oldest working theatre in England; see a show or take a tour backstage; be inspired by the stories and collections at The Green Howards and Richmondshire Museums. Richmond benefits from the most wonderful natural environment too. The waterfalls of the fastest flowing River in England are not to be missed, discover Arthur’s Oven, thought to be the cave of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable, walk the path of the Little Drummer Boy, discover what happened at Willance’s Leap and take in the most dramatic views of the surrounding Richmondshire countryside. Extend your visit across Richmondshire and discover Leyburn, a town for all seasons with its famous Auction House or Reeth, the heart of arts and crafts in the Dales. Hawes is a great base to start your journey exploring the Yorkshire Dales, with its awarding winning Cheese experience and array of independent shops. There are artisan food shops, art galleries, gift shops, markets and eateries all champions of local food, drink and producers. Discover Richmondshire and you will discover a place you want to visit time and time again.