Things to do at Richmond Castle review
Richmond Castle is a largely ruined castle located close to the centre of Richmond, North Yorkshire. The site is maintained by English Heritage and it stands in a commanding position above the River Swale.
The castle enjoys some breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales. It was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and it became one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. There is an interactive exhibition where you can learn about the castle’s past. Nine centuries of history are covered including the story of the conscientious objectors. Many of them were Dales Quakers who refused to fight in the First World War.
The ‘cockpit’ garden is likened to a Contemporary Heritage Garden. It is just over an acre in size and it has been recently landscaped.
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FAQ and Further Information Richmond Castle
Is there food and drink available?
The on-site shop serves hot and cold drinks plus various snacks. There is a choice of places to eat nearby. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Ruined castle with fantastic views, an interactive exhibition and a small garden. There are toilets, drinks and limited snacks.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or mid-range for nonmembers. An adult ticket costs £6.90 without donation, children 5-17 £4.10. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is no parking on-site, there is parking nearby and charges may apply.
When are they open?
Richmond Castle is open for most of the year with some closure mid-week during autumn and winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs on leads are welcome outside in the ruined areas, gardens and grounds only.
Are they accessible?