Richmond Castle

  • Discover this great Norman fortress
  • Visit the Cockpit Garden
  • Enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Richmond Castle
  • Climb the keep for commanding views of the Yorkshire Dales
Discover this great Norman fortress Visit the Cockpit Garden Enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Richmond Castle Climb the keep for commanding views of the Yorkshire Dales
 
 

With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England it is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. 

Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden. The castle’s fun and exciting events programme will give you the perfect chance to enjoy live action events and don’t forget to bring a picnic. 

If you are in the area why not visit nearby Middleham Castle, the favourite childhood home of Richard III, or explore Barnard Castle and discover more action packed days out in the Dales?

Read more about the life of children in medieval castles in this exclusive preview from our Members' magazine.

Don't Miss

 
  • Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales from the castle keep
  • Conscientious objectors exhibition
  • The beautiful and tranquil Cockpit garden
  • Explore the gift shop full of present ideas

Events At Richmond Castle

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

    Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Richmond Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

  • Boots, Bayonets and Brasso

    Sun 25 & Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

    Set in the centre of Richmond town, surrounded by breathtaking views, is a castle with a fascinating war story. Soldiers representing soldiers of the British Army through both World Wars will bring to life the history of the castle.

Prices and opening times

directions

Riverside Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire - DL10 4QW (Directions)

Membership

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