Richmond Castle

Tower Street, Richmond DL10 4QW

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With its breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire.

The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Towering above the river Swale in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire town of Richmond the castle has been a spectacular and imposing sight since its foundation in the 1070s. A bold statement of great wealth and power and an incredible survival of an early 11th century stone castle.

Featuring a recently refurbished museum with a series of new displays as well as engaging exhibits and an interactive area for children, telling the stories of many of the castle’s most famous characters.   Learn all about the castle’s museum including its extraordinary role as a prison for conscientious objectors during WW1.  The site is perfect for a day out in the Yorkshire Dales.