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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.
For town centre B&B
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.
For a rural inn
- The Hack & Spade is a small converted coaching inn, with five rooms. Cosy, with a lovely restaurant, you’re a bit out of town in a beautiful Yorkshire valley, so it makes for a perfect country retreat.
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.
Best Hotels in Richmond
The Hack & Spade 5 rooms from $147Richmond, Yorkshire
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.Restrictions on children - Children must be over 7Great walks - Good for walkers.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Millgate House 3 rooms from $153Richmond, Yorkshire
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.Sights nearby - Check out Norman-built Richmond Castle and Friary Tower and Gardens, both an easy five minute walk from the property.Local markets - Explore the cobbled streets of Richmond, orgianlly a market town it remains a gathering point for local producers.Great walks - Head out to Yorkshire Dales National Park for some fresh air and brisk walking.Restrictions on children - Children welcome, however good behavour is required.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Quirk Hotel 61 rooms from $249Richmond
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.City Style - An all encompassing design- think beds crafted from original 100-year-old Virginia wood beams and wall pieces by local artists.Foodies - The lobby restaurant serves artisan cuisine, as does the coffee bar and local brew rooftop bar with great views of the city.Local markets - This thriving artists' district heaves with galleries and small independent boutiques.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.