Tucked into a bend above the foaming River Swale, Richmond has a picturesque network of narrow Georgian streets and terraces opening onto a large cobbled marketplace that dates back to medieval times. The town's history can be traced to the late 11th century, when the Normans swept in, determined to subdue the local population and establish their rule in the north. They built the mighty castle whose massive keep still dominates the skyline.
Richmond at a Glance
Elsewhere in Yorkshire
- Bolton Abbey
- Castle Howard
- Haworth: Heart of Brontë Country