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Carricks fish van in Richmond's busy Market Place

Richmond Town Council

Richmond is a charming market town blessed with a spectacular topographical setting in Swale Valley, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

Its sloping Market Place is a delight, surrounded by mainly 18th century buildings with the Gothic medieval Trinity Church in the middle, and a clock tower at the head of it. Richmond Castle, with its commanding position overlooking the valley, was among the earliest built in England after the Norman Conquest.

People enjoying Richmond falls

About Our Town

Founded by the Normans in 1071, Richmond is a vibrant market town

Richmond is extremely conscious of its legacy, which includes the captivatingly beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal in its original building, now sympathetically extended to provide a range of much-needed facilities, such as a cafe/bar, and numerous examples of fine town houses built by wool merchants in the 18th century. There's a weekly outdoor market in the Market Place, keeping that great tradition alive, and a farmers' market every three weeks. The award-winning Station, opened in 2007, is stunning, with a cinema, restaurant and a range of shops serving local produce, a visit to Richmond Station is not to be missed.

A new video has been launched by Richmond Town Council to promote Richmond’s shops, businesses and attractions.

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Coffee Mornings 2022

Coffee Mornings 2022

18 Jan 2022

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Richmond Town Hall Coffee Morning Calendar 2022

We still have some dates available - please contact our office if you would like further details.

Appeal for a new Town Crier of...

Appeal for a new Town Crier of...

24 Mar 2022


Last year, Mr Barry Heap retired from his role as the Town Crier of Richmond, a post which perfectly suited his character and one he had proudly held since 2006. As we emerge from the quieter,...



11 May 2022

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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR Two vacancies now exist in the office of Councillor for the said Richmond Town Council in the North Ward, plus one vacancy on the East Ward. All...