Places To Visit
Richmondshire has four main towns:
Richmond is sometimes referred to as ‘The Mother’ of all Richmonds worldwide. It is dominated by the impressive castle dating from around 1071 and set by the vast cobbled market place. Richmond is home to the oldest Georgian Theatre in the Country surviving in its original form. Richmondshire Museum – here there is a wide range of items on display with the emphasis upon local and social history. Displays include artefacts from the Stone Age to the present day. The Green Howards’ Museum tells the story of the illustrious Green Howards regiment from its very beginnings to the present day.
There is a wide variety of shops, tea-rooms, restaurants and galleries plus spectacular riverside walks down to the waterfall, known locally as ‘The Fosse’ and to Easby Abbey.
For more information on what Richmond has to offer visit: www.richmond.org
Reeth, situated in the heart of Swaledale has a very impressive position with spectacular views all around. The Coast to Coast Walk, made famous by Alfred Wainwright, goes through Reeth and many walkers use the village as a base to explore the different aspects of Swaledale.
For more information on what Swaledale has to offer visit: www.swaledale.net
At the heart of Wensleydale, the town boasts a number of small, independent shops, cafes and pubs all situated around a picturesque cobbled main square. Leyburn has a bustling market every Friday and a number of annual events taking place throughout the year.
For more information on the retail offer in Leyburn please visit the Shopping Directory
For more information on the attractions Lower Wensleydale has to offer visit www.lower-wensleydale.com
The thriving market town of Hawes is home to Wensleydale Cheese and the Dales Countryside Museum. There are several craft workshops, antique and other speciality shops, hotels, pubs, restaurants and cafés. The town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale.
For more information on the atttactions Upper Wensleydale has to offer visit www.visithawes.co.uk