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?
Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013 (bank holiday)
Seek out the monarchs from the past in this family friendly trail, see how many you can find hiding around the site.
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jul 2013
Come and marvel at our Medieval Knights as they take part in the Tournament of Foote. Enjoy a display of poleaxe combat, browse the Living History Encampment, listen to period music and laugh out loud at our own medieval Jester!
Medieval Courtly Combat
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Aug 2013
Thrill to the clash of steel as knights from The Plantagenets perform a medieval ‘Tournament of Foote’. Enjoy this living history spectacular and marvel at the skills on display. You can also try the noble art of archery (small extra charge applies).
Prices and opening times
Riverside Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire - DL10 4QW
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