Richmond is an exceptionally photogenic market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The town perches on an outcrop, overlooking the River Swale, and there are some wonderful views to be had right from the centre of town. The ruins of Richmond Castle occupy the prime position, overseeing the river - you can get one of the best views in town from the top of its keep. Behind the castle you’ll find a large market square surrounded by cobbled streets lined with ancient stone cottages and their replacement Georgian and Regency buildings. Some of these have now been converted into the best places to stay in Richmond.
The busiest day in Richmond is market day, on Saturday, and the square (one of the largest in England) brims with locals and folk from the surrounding region.
As well as visiting the castle, visitors might want to see the Richmondshire Museum and the Green Howards Regimental Museum - the Green Howards are a famous Yorkshire regiment.
The town is a popular year round destination, so if you want to bag a bed in one of the best places to stay in Richmond, don't leave it till the last minute.
Millgate House is a charming Regency era B&B, full of art and antiques, and with an award-winning garden. There are just three bedrooms starting from £110 per night, but they’re all generously proportioned.
Still undecided? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Richmond, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out either our recommendations in the Yorkshire Dales or all our Yorkshire hotels.
Old coaching inn turned cosy B&B situated in a beautiful Yorkshire valley. Individually designed rooms with sleek en-suites. Delicious seasonal, locally-sourced food in the restaurant. The perfect spot for a country escape and ideal for keen walkers.
Regency townhouse, now B&B, in the heart of Richmond known for its award-winning garden, love of art and antiques. Three large bedrooms exude comfort and classic style. Breakfast in the dining room or in the garden. Dinners can be arranged for groups. Charming find in a historic Yorkshire town.
A chic and stylish hotel, in Richmonds quirky artist district sets a lively tone. Unique art adorns the walls of the beautifully restored and crafted rooms. This landmark property boasts an art gallery, boutique shop, gym, restaurant and an open-air rooftop bar with incredible city views. Charming.