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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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Annual Allotment Competition

Annual Allotment Competition

28 Jul 2021


The 2021 Allotment Competition will take place on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July. The judges will be a panel of Town Councillors. Judging will take place as...

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

29 Jul 2021

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AGE UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

Richmond Town Hall

Thursday 29th July 2021

09.00am - 12.00noon

Flowerpot Sculpture Competition

Flowerpot Sculpture Competition

28 Aug 2021

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As part of this years’ Garden Competition, Richmond Town Council have included the challenge to build a flowerpot sculpture. A fun summer project where everyone can get involved. ...