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Visit Richmond

Plan your visit to make the most of your time here.

Clustered around the picturesque cobbled market place, with its landmark Norman castle, there are a host of independent shops, cafes, pubs, theatre, cinema, museums, walks and many other activities all within walking distance.

The town is also ideally located as a base to explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park with its spectacular scenery, picture-postcard villages and myriad of exciting days out.

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How to get here

Richmond is four miles from the Scotch Corner junction with the A66 and junction 53 of the A1M.

Darlington railway station is 12 miles away and Northallerton railway station is 16 miles away.

Various bus companies serve the town and surrounding area, including: DalesBus Arriva Hodgsons  Little White Bus

Stay

Spend more time with us!

Whether you’re a mini-break fanatic, spending time away with friends or looking for a base for a family holiday, there’s definitely a perfect place for you to stay in Richmond.

Check out our directory of accommodation providers and book B&B, lodges, hotels or self-catering in and around the town.

PLACES TO STAY
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Disc parking in Richmond

Parking

There is free on-street parking in and around the Market Place. Clock discs are free and available from nearby shops and attractions, and must be displayed in your windscreen. The disc system gives you two hours free parking. Keep the disc in your car and use it wherever you see the ‘disc zone’ signs. Parking is unrestricted after 6pm until 8am and on Sundays.

Note: there is a fun fair in the market place 28 August to 4 September, so parking spaces in that area will be reduced for the duration of the fair.

There are several pay and display car parks, both short and long stay. Find out more here.

There is also a privately operated pay and display car park at The Station.

Richmond town map

The best way to explore Richmond is on foot. The town centre itself is nice and compact with lots of hidden corners to explore.

Download or print this map of our town to help you find your way around.

Accessibility

Richmond is a town of hills and cobbles. It is part of its charm but should be considered when planning your trip. There are plenty of dedicated disabled parking bays in the Market Place as well as down at The Station and other town car parks. Most of the attractions and main areas of the town are also fully accessible but please check before your visit if you have any concerns.

Town Map
Richmond town map
Richmond Town Ticket

Richmond Town Ticket

One marvellous town. Many wonderful ways to save.

Big reductions on admission to attractions, plus savings on eating out in town.

Town Ticket

Richmond Information Centre

The volunteer-run information centre is inside the Market Hall, just look for the red doors with the 1854 plaque above them.

Their friendly team are on hand to point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your visit.

You will also find public toilets in the Market Hall, towards the back of the building.

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Further afield...

Once you're in Richmond, why go anywhere else? But if you are tempted away from the town, there are three National Parks within easy reach.

A couple of minutes' drive along Reeth Road and you're in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. To the east is the North York Moors National Park, whilst a little further away The Lake District National Park lies to the west.

Find out more: Yorkshire Dales National Park | North York Moors National Park | Lake District National Park