Richmond Castle - English Heritage

Richmond Castle - English Heritage
Tower Street
North Yorkshire
DL10 4QW



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Richmond Castle
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Breathtakingly sited on a rocky promontory above the River Swale, the great castle of Richmond is among the oldest Norman stone fortresses in Britain, begun in the decades after the Conquest. The story of conscientious objectros imprisoned in the keep during World War I is told in an interactive display exploring Richmond's nine centuries of development, and woven into the contemporary Cockpit Garden. There are spectacular views over Richmond from the roof of the castle.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-6pm daily / 1 Oct-31 Mar 10am-4pm Thu-Mon / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage
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Medieval Courtly Combat

  • 15 — 16 August 2014 2-5pm

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, knights meet head-on. Feel the heat of the battle as they fight with shield and sword in this genuine contest of skill and strength. Which knight will emerge victorious and who will you support?

Suitable for

  • Family friendly