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“Great castle with amazing views.”
Review of Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Richmond
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Richmond Castle is one of the most impressive Yorkshire ruins. Located in the centre of this beautiful market town the castle was easy to find and near ample cheap parking. The staff were polite and friendly and the castle grounds are well kept.
Today was around my 11th or 12th visit to Richmond Castle, the extent of the ruins combined with the amazingly complete (albeit partially restored) donjon tower (the keep) make this a memorable and magical day out.
The main elements are the remains of an early medieval stone hall and range, curtain walls, a garden and the donjon. The highlight is the ability to climb to the full height of the castle and see amazing views over the town and surrounding dales.
On site is a small museum focusing on life in the earlier days of the castle and the later incarceration of conscientious objectors in a Georgian prison within the castle.
There is a good gift shop with drinks, snacks, toys, books and other nice things to buy.

I would suggest combining this castle with a visit to Easby Abbey a ruined house of the white cannons a few miles away, or the Richmondshire Museum.

Thank TattooMonkey
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The climb to the top of the castle is worth the effort - breathtaking views of Richmond, the River Swale and the surrounding countryside await you there. An excellent museum and friendly staff in the Castle make a visit unmissable. The gardens are beautiful - even in winter. Family-friendly -plenty of things to discover and opportunities to relax ...

Thank BRB_11
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I have been here many times - the oldest stone Norman Keep in existence and the information regarding the castle is extensive. The castle walls are generally ruined but the keep is well preserved - a good out look and vantage point over Richmond and the surrounding dales

1  Thank ramsdale24
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Great history. Exhibition very informative. Must climb and explore keep views from top spectacular. Will be even better if they open cells

1  Thank anthony b
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed today's visit with my wife and two-year-old son. Staff were welcoming and informative. Under 5s go free and there are discounts for students and armed forces. The standard admission is only £4.80 which I thought was very reasonable.

All sections have explanatory boards and it takes at least an hour to get around. The views from the top of the keep are magnificent. The tower and ruins have lost of hiding places to explore.

The gift shop was well stocked and prices were reasonable.

We enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend it.

1  Thank MJY79
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