Richmond is a fantastic town to visit – if you are coming to the Christmas market and our town for the first time, here is some information about local services, restaurants, hotels and other great places to visit during your stay.
As well as the Christmas Market, Richmond has some great local attractions that are well worth a visit, including the following:
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.
THE GEORGIAN THEATRE
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Britain’s oldest working theatre in its original form, is both a thriving community playhouse and a living theatre museum.
GREEN HOWARDS MUSEUM
Telling the story of this illustrious regiment using our unique collection of military artefacts and intensely personal items. Based in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Richmondshire Museum was founded in 1974 by the Richmond and Dales Soroptimists and opened in 1978. Since then much has been added to make the attraction a ‘must’ for any visitor to the town. The building appears small on the outside but is a veritable ‘Tardis’ once entered.
YORKSHIRE DALES DISTILLERY
The recently opened Yorkshire Dales Distillery is based near to Richmond, on the Colburn Business Park. Specialising in distilling Gin and Vodka – using locally sourced water, botanicals and there own special recipe.Tours available.
As well as the stalls at the Christmas Market, there are some fabulous local shops in and around Richmond, including:
MOCHA CHOCOLATE SHOP
Mocha Chocolate Shop is ituated on Trinity Square – this is a haven of handcrafted chocolates. With a selection of over 90 individually handmade chocolates; pick exciting new flavours to try, fill your box with old favourites, or perhaps a bit of both!
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There is a great bus service in Richmond -with 3 services every 20mins connecting to Darlington and the train station located there.
There are also local taxi’s available from a range of companies.