The best way to enter is by car, roads from the A66, A1 and the Yorkshire Dales all suffice. Arriva Bus services from Darlington are regular but not the cheapest way to get in, less regular bus services also come from the Dales, but again are quite expensive. Unfortunately, the train station closed long ago, so the nearest Train Station is Darlington. The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley.
Richmond can be walked around easily by foot, parking in the market place can be tough sometimes, the weekly Saturday market prevents parking in the morning.
- 1 Richmond Castle, Riverside Road, DL10 4QW, ☏ . adults £4.80, children £2.90, concessions £4.30.
- The River Swale, spectacular in fast flow.
- 2 Easby Abbey. A nice walk from Richmond, also accessible by car, about a mile away
- 3 Middleham Castle, Castle Hill, Middleham, DL8 4QG (13 miles south of Richmond), ☏ . adults £4.50, children £2.70, concessions £4.10.
- 4 Richmondshire Local History Museum, Ryders Wynd. Apr - Oct: daily 10.30am to 4.30pm.
- 5 Green Howards Regimental Museum, Trinity Church Square. Mon - Sat 10am to 4.30pm (closed Jan). museum founded in 1938 giving the 300 year history of the former Green Howards Regiment of the British Army. £4.50.
- Visit the Station, site of the old train station with a 2 screen cinema, a restaurant/cafe and local shops.
- Go to the races at Catterick, which hosts both flat-racing April-Oct, and jumps racing in winter. The course is at Catterick Bridge DL10 7PE north of Catterick town.
- The Kings Head Hotel. large hotel in the town centre
- Various Bed and Breakfasts dotted around the suburbs
- The Yorkshire Dales are just a few miles to the west
- Darlington, large town with shopping and leisure.
- North York Moors, quiet countryside not a long drive to the east.
|Routes through Richmond|
|Newcastle-upon-Tyne ← Darlington ←||N S||→ Northallerton → Leeds|