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Perched on a hill above the fast-flowing river Swale, Richmond occupies a stunning spot.

Just a short five minute drive away is Richmond perched on a hill high above the fast flowing river Swale, where there is plenty to explore, from its Norman Castle with fantastic views from the top to the unique Georgian Theatre Royal, in its original state seating only 214 people and has regular visits from the the royal Shakespeare’s company. A few miles further and you can find yourself in the midst of James Herriot country, the Yorkshire Dales, head up to Arkengarthdale or England’s highest pub Tan Hill, Reeth famous for its lovely walks or the market towns around at Beadale and Leyburn all within a fifteen to twenty min drive

If you fancy a more Urban experience, the Cities of Durham 30 min Beamish museum about 40 min and Newcastle 60 min. drive North, with Harrogate and York the same Southbound.Whitby on the coast famous for its fish and chips about an hour away

For visitors with sporting interests we can arrange all the country activities such as golf, shooting or fishing and can point out the direction for walks, historical monuments and sites, and the best features and hot spots of the wild and rugged Yorkshire Dales.


Eateries within easy reach


Walks, drives & other activities


Nearby places of interest


Eateries within easy reach

Serving up breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and roasts on a Sunday.

7.0. miles

Restaurant, tearoom and artisan bakery (with a bakery school).

5.5 miles

The Oak Tree Inn pub and restaurant, located in the village of Hutton Magna on the North Yorkshire / County Durham border.

6.5 miles

A traditional 18th century country inn offering home-cooked traditional bar meals and some lovely guest ales.

0.75 mile

One of the most iconic destination restaurants and dining pubs in North Yorkshire for decades, the renovation and re-opening of this historic inn showcases a new level in the hospitality excellence of the Provenance Inns group.

7.8 miles

Barnard Castle in Teesdale is a historic market town which takes its name from the castle around which it grew. With a host of restaurants to suit any taste.

10.4 miles

A modern family run country pub & inn, on a mission to blend the modern with the traditional. Located in the beautiful village of Gilling West, a couple of miles from Richmond and Scotch Corner.

3.0 miles

A beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, a large cobbled market place, with museums and monuments, the fast flowing river Swale and magnificent views and scenery.

3.0 miles


Walks, drives & other activities


Richmond Ramblers can arrange walks from 8 to 12 miles – 01748 822845Richmondrambles

Swaledale Outdoor Club (SOC) – 01325

Themed historical

Evening ghost walks with Rhonda Frazier – 01748 818156 or 07775618472

Plaque walks around Richmond map and guide from Hack and Spade

Richmond river walksWhere to

Reeth tourist information office has maps and excellent information

Horse Riding

With a little time, we can arrange riding in the local area.


We have many local contacts, so if you’d like a day (or two) on the river. Please give us some notice prior to your visit and we can arrange it.


We can guide you in the right direction if you’d like to do a spot of shooting.


Nearby places of interest

Seek out hidden gems in market towns and villages in the Durham Dales, relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity on the Durham Coast, or get outdoors and active with walking and cycling routes revealing unforgettable views across the county. 

34.8 miles

Beamish is a world famou open air museum, telling the story of life in the North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s.

42.1 miles

Reeth lies where two of North Yorkshire’s finest dales meet. The most northerly of these is Arkengarthdale, which is relatively unexplored and one of the more tranquil dales. The other, Swaledale, is formed from gentle slopes as the meandering Swale winds its way to Richmond.

10.0 miles

A beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, a large cobbled market place, with museums and monuments, the fast flowing river Swale and magnificent views and scenery.

3.0 miles

Whitby town is an ancient and beautiful sea port, surrounded by the magnificent countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Explore the Heritage Coast, to discover quaint fishing villages such as Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay clinging to the steep cliffs to the north and south of Whitby.

60.0 miles

High Force is a sight to behold, and along with a well-maintained and picturesque car park and picnic area, from which walkers can set off along many way marked routes; it makes an ideal place to stop for a picnic and a base for exploring Teesdale and the North Pennines by car, bike or on foot.

25.0 miles

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield.

32.6 miles

Aysgarth Falls is an impressive stretch of the River Ure in mid Wensleydale. The Ure passes over 3 ‘ledges’ and certainly, when I took the walk after a period of heavy rain, Aysgarth Falls looks mighty impressive and very powerful.

19.7 miles

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