Richmond Castle
Richmond Castle
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Panoramic views
    Small parking area, 4 cars, I'd guess always full so use nearby pay parking in the main square. The keep is complete and can be walked up for very good views otherwise the castle is the large open green centre and substantial outer walls and corner towers. Quite interesting. Probably the best view is the panoramic view from Slee Hill 400 metres away across the river.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Eva T
    United Kingdom1,401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    We visited this place before but this time we came with our friends from Australia. We used the Market Place car park (some restricted parking) as it's very short way to the Castle. Castle itself is just ruins and Tower from which is excellent view on the town and countryside. There is also an exhibition about the history of the castle on the first floor after shop and entry. During our stay there were pupils from probably local schools having their lessons and it was joyful to watch the kids and teachers interacting. It's great area just to come and have picnic on the grass or use benches or just relax watching the world around. This time we found many information tables and also newly open Cockpit garden. The toilets in the grounds and disabled toilets are near the shop/entry. We spoke with the lady at the shop/till who explained to us a lot of the history but also about the plan for the future to open former prison of 16 conscientious objectors and their story. Really interesting place for everybody.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 June 2023
  • VoyageVogage123
    Bangor, United Kingdom169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Norman castle
    This castle is nearly a thousand years old, having been built around the time of 1066 by a cousin of William the Conqueror. We enjoyed walking around it and climbing to the top for the amazing views over Richmond. There is lots of interesting information points as you wander around the grounds and a good small exhibition area inside. Well worth a visit - we were surprised how big it was - and an interesting and important slice of local history.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Kevin H
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if you like history, views are great from the top of the tower
    The museum is worth spending a short time in on entry to give context. The castle geneology goes back to 1066 and it has passed on as a royal favour, through conquest and of course families. The notice baords around the grounds give enough information and the tower is worth the climb. Half way up you can sit on the Seat of Power, there the Duke 'held court"
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • cngj
    Looe, United Kingdom783 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty to see
    Lots of benches in the garden for lunch. Good views from the tower, but it was a tight spiral staircase from ground level, so it's easier to go up the building to the side first. There's no parking at the castle, but there's a car park down by the river and a reasonably steep walk up to the castle.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Sunshine576554
    York, United Kingdom346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another great castle
    Very interesting castle with many layers of history to explore.Helpful EH staff and lots of notice boards to read on the castle’s past. Fabulous views from the keep. Good value if not an EH member.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • chynagirl1
    Sunderland, United Kingdom1,399 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favourite English heritage sites
    While it does not have its own car park there is plenty of space in the town/market square and it’s only a few minutes walk to the castle. The grounds are dog friendly only the museum part does not allow dogs. Some great views of the town and river Swale.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Jacqui M
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Richmond castle lovely little castle to explore
    Fantastic castle to explore..kids loved finding all the stairway passageways. Lovely little garden. We just explored around the grounds ourselves. Well worth a visit and not overpriced either.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
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Jacqui M
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic castle to explore..kids loved finding all the stairway passageways. Lovely little garden. We just explored around the grounds ourselves. Well worth a visit and not overpriced either.
Written 9 April 2024
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Shaun M
Durham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A lovely day trip great historical facts learnt by my 2 teenagers, nice friendly staff, a trip to the top of the castle is a must the views were amazing
Written 18 March 2024
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Hennyreeky
Tyne and Wear, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful grounds - and a wonderful castle. Highly recommended to anyone interested in history. Will definitely be back in the summertime
Written 2 March 2024
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chynagirl1
Sunderland, UK1,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
While it does not have its own car park there is plenty of space in the town/market square and it’s only a few minutes walk to the castle. The grounds are dog friendly only the museum part does not allow dogs. Some great views of the town and river Swale.
Written 8 January 2024
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Sunshine576554
York, UK346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very interesting castle with many layers of history to explore.Helpful EH staff and lots of notice boards to read on the castle’s past. Fabulous views from the keep. Good value if not an EH member.
Written 12 November 2023
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Felixstowe2016
Felixstowe, UK5,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our second visit and although all but the keep is in one piece it is still worth a visit and at the top you look down on the town and surrounding areas.
The cell block at the castle contains 2,300 examples of graffiti left by those imprisoned there, from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1970s. Perhaps the most significant of the mark makers were the Richmond Sixteen, who were conscientious objectors imprisoned there during the First World War.
Written 11 October 2023
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cngj
Looe, UK783 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Lots of benches in the garden for lunch. Good views from the tower, but it was a tight spiral staircase from ground level, so it's easier to go up the building to the side first. There's no parking at the castle, but there's a car park down by the river and a reasonably steep walk up to the castle.
Written 9 October 2023
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Kevin H
Aylesbury, UK304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The museum is worth spending a short time in on entry to give context. The castle geneology goes back to 1066 and it has passed on as a royal favour, through conquest and of course families. The notice baords around the grounds give enough information and the tower is worth the climb. Half way up you can sit on the Seat of Power, there the Duke 'held court"
Written 7 September 2023
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StephenCKendal
Kendal, UK301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
An enjoyable visit to this historic castle. Real thought had been made to engage children with activities around the site and summer additional games laid out like cricket and jenga.
Written 24 August 2023
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Oliver C
London8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely castle and it seems the information boards and the kids activities have recently been updated. There were also lawn games on the day we went and all the family enjoyed them. Staff very friendly and good with the young kids.

Someone needs to sweep up the pigeon droppings, it makes the great tower a bit unpleasant.
Written 16 August 2023
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