Historic market town, large Norman castle, cobbled market place, unique Georgian theatre, Station Heritage centre with cafe, shops and two screen cinema, river walks, swimming pool, Green Howards’ museum.
“Richmond is one of the most beautiful towns in England – and surprisingly few people know it.” The Lonely Planet
Find out more by visiting the Richmond website www.richmond.org.
Historic town, castle, centre of horse racing.
Leyburn / Hawes
Picturesque market towns in the heart of Wensleydale. Leyburn boasts a tiny cinema, Hawes an award winning museum of dales life. The area was used for the filming of James Herriots’ “All Creatures Great and Small”.
Swaledale market town, large village green, once the centre of the lead mining industry. Craft centre.
North Yorkshire Moors
The largest heather moor in Europe, pretty villages – home of “Heartbeat”.
Places of Interest
Forbidden Corner, Coverdale – www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk (17 miles)
Bolton Castle, Wensleydale – www.boltoncastle.co.uk (17 miles)
Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes – www.wensleydale.co.uk (27 miles)
Tenants Auction Rooms, Leyburn – www.tennants.co.uk (12.5 miles)
Tan Hill Inn, Englands highest pub, top of Swaledale/Arkengarthdale – www.tanhillinn.co.uk (26 miles)
Hardraw Force, Englands highest waterfall and the Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw nr Hawes – www.hardrawforce.com (26.5 miles)
Middleham Castle, Middleham Village – www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/middleham-castle (14miles)
Richmond Castle, Richmond – www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/richmond-castle (5.5 miles)
Kiplin Hall, Richmond – www.kiplinhall.co.uk (5.8 miles)
Black Sheep Brewery, Masham – https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/ (13 miles)
Easby Abbey, Richmond – www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/easby-abbey/ (4.4 miles)
Hazel Brow Farm, Richmond – www.hazelbrowfarm.org (20 miles)
Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale – www.bigsheeplittlecow.co.uk (10 miles)
Fountains Abbey, Ripon – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden (25 miles)
Lightwater Valley,Ripon – https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk (18 miles)
Catterick Race Course – http://www.catterickbridge.co.uk (1.2 miles)
We could go on but we hope that this has given you some idea of the wealth and breadth of the area.
Additional Useful Information
The following links are to other web sites containing useful information on the area.
More details are also available in the cottage.