Richmond (Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Richmond is a market town on the River Swale in North Yorkshire, UK and is the administrative centre of the district of ... more
Richmond (Yorkshire) ... Richmondshire. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is a popular tourist destination. The town was founded in 1071 by the Norman, Alan Rufus, on lands granted to him by William the Conqueror. Richmond Castle, completed in 1086, consisted of a keep with walls encompassing the area now known as the Market Place. The prosperity of the medieval market town and centre of the Swaledale wool industry greatly increased in the late 17th and 18th centuries with the burgeoning lead mining industry in nearby Arkengarthdale. It is from this period that the town's attractive Georgian architecture originates, the most notable examples of which are to be found on Newbiggin and in Frenchgate.
Newest Review: ... in the 1060s to its use during both world wars as a camp for conscientious objectors. Although small, the exhibition is amongst the best of its kind that I have seen. It contains the usual illustrated storyboards which contain a mixture of text and pictures to keep both adults and kids entertained. However, some effort has also been made to make it more interesting. In one area, a number of ... more
Customer Richmond (Yorkshire) Reviews (4)
by - written on 29/07/11, updated on 29/07/11 (Very useful, 43 readings)
(Note: this review is purely about Richmond Castle, but at the request of Dooyoo is being added to the general category for Richmond) Mrs SWSt and I have been to lovely market town of Richmond in North Yorkshire a number of times since we moved to the north east. However, for a whole variety of reasons, we had never actually been into the castle. Having recently invested in English Heritage membership, we decided to put this right. Getting There --------------------- Getting to Richmond Castle could not be simpler. It sits right in the middle of Richmond town centre, so whether you are travelling by car, public transport or walking, there ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/04/01, updated on 17/06/01 (Very useful, 91 readings)
Ham House is a seventeenth century National Trust property in Ham, just outside Richmond. Most visitors seem to arrive by car, but you can get there by public transport, provided you don’t mind a reasonable walk from the station or bus stop. I arrived by bus, and found the walk a pleasant one, although it was a pity that they didn’t signpost a shortcut (via a public path) which would have taken a good five minutes off. INTRODUCTION As you enter the gardens of Ham House, the first thing you see is a wall topped with stone pineapples, in front of a stone statue… or do you? Actually, you don’t: they are made of Coade stone, an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/04/01, updated on 14/04/01 (Very useful, 43 readings)
If you are looking for somewhere different to spend a weekend break you might find Richmond the ideal spot. It's not for the party loving club-goers but it is perfect if you just want peace and quiet to get rid of all that stress. Richmond is a borough of London and the River Thames runs through it linking up Hampton Court, Kew Gardens and Central London. (It's easy to go shopping for a few hours and return to the relative calm of Richmond. Richmond Bridge is, of course, the oldest bridge spanning the Thames. Richmond Hill is about the most famous landmark here. It is a quiet beauty spot where many a famous, and not so famous writer, poet and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/04/01, updated on 12/04/01 (Very useful, 72 readings)
Richmond on Thames This has to be one of London’s most attractive boroughs. The river Thames runs for 21 miles through the middle of the borough and linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. There are acres of parkland including two Royal Parks, so it is a most beautiful area to visit. Henry V11 named Richmond after his favourite Yorkshire Earldom, and for the last 500 years it has seen a lot of changes but there is still a lot of history about. The gateway of the palace still remains on Richmond Green, and Richmond Bridge across the Thames is the oldest bridge across our Capital ... Read the complete review
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