Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle: Hours, Address, Richmond Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Richmond Castle
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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warwickwiddler
lowton65 contributions
Very impressive North Yorkshire castle with superb views.
Oct 2021
Lovely castle to visit on a glorious October Sunday afternoon. Superb views and a very interesting historic castle with everything that families would expect (ramparts, walls, loads of places to explore safely). Such a nice day that the brewery had set up a bar and we couldn't resist a lovely pint in the unseasonal sunshine. Would like to return sometime.
Written November 21, 2021
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Helen J
Leeds, UK19 contributions
Excellent family activity
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited during half term, while we were on holiday nearby, and thoroughly enjoyed our day.
When we arrived, we were greeted by really friendly staff/volunteers who couldn’t do enough for us; really professional and informative and great with our kids and our dog (who loved his bonus biscuit!).
We enjoyed exploring the site and all the areas and found the information boards really interesting. The pumpkin trail on for Halloween added an extra layer of interest for our two primary aged girls,
We would definitely recommend for family trip for a few hours.
Written October 27, 2021
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Sandie T
8 contributions
The exhibition up stairs in the shop is very interesting.
Oct 2021
We hadn't been to Richmond for over 40 years and I had forgotten it had such a magnificent castle. English Heritage have done a fine job with their interpretation boards and it looked as though they had take special care to keep youngsters entertained. I would have liked to use a tally stick myself. It looked like great fun.
Written October 26, 2021
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,269 contributions
Not for a windy day
Sep 2021
Fabulous castle dominating the town of Richmond and surrounding area.
We arrived on a breezy day and staff were contemplating closing the keep due to the high wind even though it was only 10.30am and didn't seem that bad. We decided to go straight up the keep and it was then we realised why...it was a howling gale up there. Great views from the top over the town and countryside and of course the rest of the castle grounds.
Apart from the keep, which is complete, there isn't much to see here apart from the castle walls and outlines of buildings but there are plenty of information boards from which you get a taste of what the castle was like in it's heyday.
Helpful and friendly staff who were on hand to answer any questions and were able to tell us more about when Robert Baden-Powell was billeted at the castle before WWI.
Well worth a look.
Written October 13, 2021
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK605 contributions
Good to explore
Sep 2021 • Couples
At first glance it looks like walls round a patch of grass, bit there is more to it.

The views over the river show the great defences, the garden area is tranquil, and the keep is great to climb. However the whole place is lacking anything more than information boards. A few props to bring castle life to life would be good. It's really what you would expect for the admission fee compared with other locations
Written September 23, 2021
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sweetytours
Birmingham652 contributions
Quick visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
We managed to arrive with only 30 minutes before closing & very glad we made the effort to get here, the 2 EH staff were very helpful & explained the best plan as we were short of time, we managed to get to the top of the castle to see fabulous views and noticed the lovely secret garden- not sure we would of noticed i from ground level, we had a quick look round and very much enjoyed our brief stop, the local area is lovely with lots of EH site close by
Thanks again EH and it’s staff
Written September 8, 2021
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AndiSWIFT
Maidenhead, UK89 contributions
900+ years of history
Aug 2021
We joined English Heritage in 2021 - so this was another one we got into as a family - and another to enjoy - its a great castle and plenty to see with fantastic views and a little museum charting the history of Aristocracy in Richmond - from 1068
Written August 31, 2021
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CriticM
Kent, UK509 contributions
Lovely Views & Castle Steeped in History
Aug 2021
Not the best of weather but we made the day out the best we could and visited Richmond castle, steeped in history and well layed out for information about the castle.

The children made the most of it and investigated all the nooks, well worth the visit.
Written August 31, 2021
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Antony S
2 contributions
Great day out.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited Richmond for our anniversary. Spent a lovely day/night in the town and the Castle was the absolute highlight. Beautifully preserved, well laid out, a fascinating exhibition hall and staff that are knowledgeable, friendly and clearly love their work. Truly excellent.
Written August 30, 2021
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Mrs D
Wilsden, UK46 contributions
Great fun!
Aug 2021 • Family
An excellent family day out. Our little ones loved exploring the keep, and looking at the great views from the top.
Great grounds, the gardens are lovely.
Lots of good information on how life was like.
Written August 22, 2021
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM