The best places to visit in Richmond

Places to eat

The Fox Hole

With an inspired mix of traditional features and contemporary decor, The Fox Hole invites you to come and eat, drink and relax. From their bar, choose from a selection of locally brewed, hand pulled beers, organic wines and a large selection of spirits – with an extensive gin selection. From their kitchen, enjoy dishes inspired by locally sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients. Go in and say hello and let the friendly but dedicated staff welcome you.

The Brownlow Arms

Set in the delightful village of Caldwell, the Brownlow Arms is a traditional country pub with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Offering outstanding restaurant food, delicious bar meals and the perfect environment to spend with friends in one of their newly refurbished bars. 

Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge is a rambling Georgian country estate offering sumptuous boutique accommodation and two wedding venues. Explore the grounds using the complimentary bikes, indulge in a treatment, and head to the three-AA-Rosette restaurant, The Forge, for a fine dining experience and a garden-to-fork ethos

The Fox Hall Inn

Set in the beautiful countryside North Yorkshire, prime gateway location to the Yorkshire Dales, the historic Fox Hall Inn has recently under gone an extensive stylish refurbishment and change of ownership. Without losing the traditional country pub feel, They also offer an exquisite dining experience. Enjoy an array of freshly cooked dishes in one of their many dining areas, including on the patio overlooking the spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Places to visit

Mainsgill Farm

Mainsgill Farmshop & Tearoom is popular with local residents and passing travellers alike! Whether it’s a quick pit-stop during your travels, a hearty home-cooked family meal, or even a weekly shop; Mainsgill is sure to have something for every member of the family to enjoy. Selling their own traditionally home reared meats, Mainsgill Farm Shop North Yorkshire is a ‘real’ farmshop offering a shop floor to their livestock farm. 

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild. Explore the park and amble around the ponds to spot plenty of wildlife that inhabit this remarkable setting. If you’re feeling energetic, we also have a Woodland Adventure Playground for children and offer walking trails to explore the grounds and experience the spectacular views.

Richmond Castle

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 and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Gardens. The castle’s fun and exciting events programme will give you the perfect chance to enjoy live action events and don’t forget to bring a picnic.

Richmond Water Falls

Richmond Falls are a series of waterfalls on the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond, which lies just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  They are located in an attractive limestone gorge and are a bit like a smaller version of the more famous Aysgarth Falls on the River Ure.

Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is an art gallery in the town of Barnard Castle, in County Durham in northern England. It was built to designs by Jules Pellechet and John Edward Watson to house the art collection of John Bowes and his wife Joséphine Benoîte Coffin-Chevallier, and opened in 1892.

Something for the kids

Adrenalin North Yorkshire

Adrenalin Is Not Just an Adventure Activities Centre But a team of experienced, skilled instructors and award-winning leadership programs. Combined we offer an unrivalled and varied choice of activities and events to suit virtually any requirement and meet any need, to do with outdoor adventure and leadership training.

Richmond Treasure Hunt

There’s so much to see in Richmond and what better way to do so than on the Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail? It’s a code busting tour of the town. Get started by instantly downloading your trail PDF. This nifty tool will send you on your way, as well as leading you to the all essential clues. These will be strewn around the town on statues and signs, so keep your eyes peeled. They’ll be your guiding lights when searching for the (fictional) treasure.

Lightwater Valley

Who fancies a ride on flying swings? What about meeting modern-day dinosaurs, or simply enjoying a lazy day aboard the Eagle’s Creek Farm tractor? Do the lot and loads more at Lightwater Valley.

Places to stay in Richmond

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