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.
Medieval Courtly Combat
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Aug 2014
Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled knights meet head-on. Feel the heat of the battle as they fight with shield and sword in this genuine contest of skill and strength. Which knight will emerge victorious and who will you support?
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Riverside Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire - DL10 4QW
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