Richmond Castle

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About

Richmond Castle stands proudly, offering breathtaking vistas of the Yorkshire Dales, securing its place as one of North Yorkshire’s premier tourist attractions. Originally constructed to quell the unruly North of England, it ranks among Britain’s most remarkable Norman fortresses.

Plan Your Visit

  • Immerse in the castle’s rich history at the interactive exhibition.
  • Meander through the serene Cockpit Garden, a secluded oasis of tranquility.

While in the area, consider a visit to nearby Middleham Castle, the cherished childhood residence of Richard III, or venture to Barnard Castle for more thrilling excursions amidst the Dales.

Don’t Miss

  • Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Conscientious objectors exhibition.
  • The captivating and serene Cockpit Garden.
  • Explore the gift shop brimming with delightful present ideas.

No advance ticket booking is required, but booking online before your visit ensures the best price and guaranteed entry. For Members, your ticket remains free when booking.

Uncover Centuries of History

History

Perched above the river Swale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle has been an imposing presence since its inception in the 1070s. It stands as one of the most complete and exceptional 11th-century fortresses in the nation. Its history spans centuries, from the Norman Conquest to the First World War, offering an abundance of captivating tales to explore.

Permanent Exhibition

Discover Richmond Castle’s Story

In the summer of 2019, Richmond Castle unveiled a permanent exhibition, a captivating journey through its people, history, and living heritage. This museum space allows visitors to delve into the castle’s remarkable history, from the Norman conquest in the 11th century to its occupation by the northern Non-Combatant Corps during the First World War. The exhibition showcases new objects and features an interactive area for children, narrating the stories of both renowned and lesser-known characters associated with the castle.

Plan Your Visit

Prices

  • Adult: £6.80
  • Child: £3.60

Please note that Richmond Castle has limited winter opening times.

Accessibility Information

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Where

Richmond Castle, Tower Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QW
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