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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.

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Events Update 2020

Events Update 2020

05 October 2020

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To allow Government Guidelines to be followed regarding the Coronavirus outbreak the following Annual Events have been amended or cancelled: Mayor's Audit Money - 5 December 2020 -...

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE & HELPLINES

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE & HELPLINES

09 November 2020

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RICHMOND TOWN HALL Please be aware that due to the ongoing circumstances the events on our website are not up to date.  COVID-19 RICHMOND FOOD DELIVERY UPDATE FOR ELDERLY &...

Christmas Shop Window Competition

Christmas Shop Window Competition

09 November 2020

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In this year of uncertainty, like everyone, we have had to amend or cancel many of our annual events but are hoping that our traditional Christmas Window Competition will still be able to...