Autumn is a great time to spend time in Richmond for a day trip, weekend or longer-stay - regardless of what the weather throws at you!
As the leaves turn, but the skies often keep their piercing blue, there's nothing better than an autumnal walk. Peaceful walks along the river to Easby or towards Round Howe will certainly reward you with those gorgeous honey, gold and russet tones. Even if you're in the centre of town, you can still enjoy the feeling, with a look up the Swale Valley from Castle Walk to see the change in season, or climb the steps of Richmond Castle's Keep for far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.
Check out some of the downloadable strolls from the EXPLORE section for an idea of where you could get to by striding out of the centre, pick up a walks booklet from lots of local outlets when you get here, or buy the booklet bundle online ahead of your visit.
If the weather's unfriendly, don't despair! Richmond's fabulous attractions provide the perfect wet weather plan, offering lots of local history and stories about the people and events which have shaped the town through the centuries. And with the Town Ticket valid until the end of October for attractions entry offering great seasonal savings on admission, plus 10% off at participating eateries, there's something to think about for half term too.
After all that autumnal strolling, you'll be spoilt for choice for where to enjoy tea and cake, or a pint by an open fire at Richmond's range of pubs, cafes and tearooms, most of which are dog friendly.
Make sure you check out the what's on for events and activities happening while you are here, or pick up a copy of the what's on leaflet from the Information Centre in the Market Hall, any of the attractions or lots of local pubs, cafes and shops in and around the market place.