What to do and see in Richmond, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 16, 2017 Hana Mouser

Discover the best top things to do in Richmond, United Kingdom (UK) including Georgian Theatre Royal, Green Howards Museum, Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle, Mainsgill Farm, The Station, Millgate House Garden, Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, Richmondshire Museum, Catterick Racecourse.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. Georgian Theatre Royal

Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW, England +44 1748 823710
Excellent
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5 based on 296 reviews

Georgian Theatre Royal

Built in 1788, The Georgian Theatre Royal is the UK's oldest working theatre. Enjoy a guided tour of the Theatre or come to see a live performance - or both! With a diverse programme of events, including theatre, family shows, music and stand-up comedy, plus guided tours every hour on the hour, there is something for every age, taste, budget and interest. Come and see why we're number 1 of 'things to do in Richmond' on TripAdvisor!

Reviewed By simon7val7 - Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Superb Panto yet again. Beautiful theatre. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Parking no problems. Plenty of places nearby to eat. Will be booking as soon the dates are out for next years 2018/19 Panto

2. Green Howards Museum

Trinity Church Square, Richmond DL10 4QN, England +44 1748 826561
Excellent
82%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Green Howards Museum

The Green Howards Museum charts the 300 year history of this illustrious local infantry regiment. Housed in a former church in the centre of the market place, the galleries show a range of objects from military equipment, medals and uniforms as well as using personal items donated to the regiment throughout the centuries to tell the human story of those of who have served. The museum is a light, bright, place with loads to discover for all the family and features a range of activities for our younger visitors. The museum also runs education, community events and activity programmes.

Reviewed By CandSLincoln - Lincoln

Well worth a visit. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. Lots to see and also, as a bonus, there is quite a good collection of "Mouseman" furniture.Thanks for taking the time to review us - much appreciated.

3. Easby Abbey

Easby, Richmond DL10 7EU, England +44 370 333 1181
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 323 reviews

Easby Abbey

Reviewed By Sarah P

I go running here with my pooch, its a beautiful place especially for a sunday afternoon walk or a walk with the pooches

4. Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle Tower Street, Richmond DL10 4QW, England +44 1748 822493
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 760 reviews

Richmond Castle

Reviewed By PW03 - Canberra, Australia

It is always interesting visiting a castle and wondering at the skills of the workmen and the engineers that sited the castle and this is also the case with Richmond Castle. The keep is intact and able to be climbed and gives a great view of the market place and surrounds.

5. Mainsgill Farm

East Layton, Richmond DL11 7PN, England +44 1325 718860
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 260 reviews

Mainsgill Farm

Reviewed By David D - milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We always stop at Mainsgill Farm on route to Glasgow, sometimes just for coffee and sometimes Lunch. It is a very large Farm Shop with a large dining room. This can get very busy and if you tern up a short time after a coach trip there can be a bit of a delay in getting seated. However as the staff don’t take payment when you order at the counter this delay is reduced so these long queues actually move quite quickly. There are always a good selection of specials and the breakfast is very good, in fact all the food is good. There are always a good selection of cakes and scones and they do what looks like a good afternoon tea. The staff are friendly and helpful, also there always seems to be many of them on duty which is good.
This is not like a Motorway service area, nor is it like a transport café. It is more like a garden centre and the shop, both food downstairs and all other sorts of things upstairs are well worth visiting. It can get very busy, this is luck of the draw.

6. The Station

4 The Station Station Yard, Richmond DL10 4LD, England +44 1748 850123
Excellent
48%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 376 reviews

The Station

The Station is a stunning riverside Victorian railway building; brought back to life as an art gallery and exhibition space, community venue for groups, meetings and classes, and home to a variety of independent businesses.

Reviewed By Patricia F - Bedale, United Kingdom

Nice relaxed atmosphere with a choice of Seating (stools, banquettes, squishy sofas and hard uncomfortable chairs), decent toilets, in the former railway station along with several artisan-type shops and an independent 3-screen cinema.
We were not happy seeing someone come in with a dog but he went out again after a member of staff spoke to him, though it wasn't clear whether he was asked to leave or just decided to. I hope the former because we really don't think dogs should be allowed where food is served. There are rings to tie dogs to and a dish of water outside (under cover).
We hadn't been for a year or more so were pleased to see the falafel & salady bits in a bun with chips is still on the menu and is still cracking value. It's vegan if you have it without coleslaw but unfortunately the only other vegan thing on the menu is salad, which is not what I wanted on a snowy day, and anyway we eat healthily at home. It would be nice if there were more for vegans.
Unfortunately one has to pay to park (until 4pm) and there are never enough spaces at popular times, e.g. in weather suitable for walking along the riverside path or the old railway line. There's a lovely easy circular walk along one side of the river to Easby Abbey and back along the other side.

7. Millgate House Garden

3 Millgate, Richmond DL10 4JN, England +44 1748 823571
Excellent
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Poor
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Millgate House Garden

Behind the unobtrusive facade of Millgate House at the bottom of Richmond's Georgian Market Square lies one of the most suprising Gardens in the North of England. The garden won first prize out of 3200 entries in the R H S National Garden Competition and is now a Royal Horticultural Society's "Recommended Garden". It is described in the Good Gardens Guide as "a gem""a delightful garden...skilful underplanting...never feels contrived...just natural and generous...it is a wonderful education in the handling of a small space." The garden has been featured in magazines all over the world.A recent article in the Sunday Times said..."the most densely planted garden I have ever seen." The praise is fulsome...don't miss this garden whilst in Richmond. Many return again and again at different seasons. Open Daily 10 00 am til 5 00pm April til Oct Entrance £2 00

Reviewed By ailsasurf - Scotland

The garden was how can I say - OK, nothing really special in our opinion, but others have rated it high.
As others have said there is generally a lack of flowers & in some ways colour.
Bushes & trees were often surprising and interesting but often lacked detailed information on name etc.

8. Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

MOD Barracks, Richmond DL9 3PZ, England +44 1748 830045
Excellent
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5 based on 68 reviews

Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve covers 100 acres of moorland edge adjacent to Cambrai Lines at Catterick and has a remarkable mix of habitats and species. The reserve contains semi-natural woodland, heathland, flower-rich grassland, streams, ponds, a lake, willow and Alder carr, coniferous woodlands and wet meadows. The patchwork of habitats across Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve is home to more than 2440 species. At the heart of the reserve is a modern, purpose-designed Field Centre, a great place to start your visit and learn more about the wildlife of Foxglove Covert. The diverse habitats of the site mean that a variety of bird species is either resident or passing through on migration and bird ringing is one of the most important aspects of conservation on the reserve. In common with all other bird ringing sites, Foxglove Covert carries out its work under the auspices of The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). We are located as part of Catterick Garrison so identification is required to access the site. Please see our website for further details on access and directions. Access to the site is free, however any donations are gratefully received to help us find the £100,000 it costs each year to keep the reserve open. We are open every day (except Christmas, Boxing and New Years Days); Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm and weekends and bank holidays 10.00am-4.00pm.

Reviewed By Steven D - West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A delightful nature reserve that is totally unique for all ages and physical abilities. A must visit attraction for tranquil nature lovers. As this is on an Army site (Catterick Garrison) don't forget some pictorial id otherwise you will be going home most upset.

9. Richmondshire Museum

Ryder's Wynd, Richmond DL10 4JA, England +44 1748 825611
Excellent
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Richmondshire Museum

We are a local history museum that is full of interesting Exhibitions both permanent and seasonal. There are activities for children both daily and extra at certain times throughout the school holidays. Details of these can be found on our website. A perfect start to a stay in the beautiful town of Richmond.

Reviewed By ailsasurf - Scotland

If you have at least an hour while in Richmond, then the Richmondshire Museum would be a excellent stop.
We were greeted by two volunteers, who we could have spent ages talking with.
The video presentation was of good quality & informative.
Walking round the museum looking at the local artefacts & information about the area was very informative.
Then there was the chemists shop - origin of Fenwicks - Cruck House construction etc etc plus All Creatures Great & Small vets office.
All in all a excellent visit

10. Catterick Racecourse

Racecourse Lodge The Racecourse | Catterick Bridge, Catterick, Richmond DL10 7PE, England +44 1748 811478
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Catterick Racecourse

Catterick Racecourse is a small, friendly course in the heart of North Yorkshire which holds both flat and jump race fixtures throughout the year - a total of 27 days racing this year. The racecourse also serves as a venue for other events year-round. We offer a variety hospitality packages to help you make the most of your day with us, please visit our website for further information. Tickets range from £5 - £15 depending on which enclosure you choose. All under 18's are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Join us for a Catterick raceday and we will give you a warm Yorkshire welcome!

Reviewed By Muzworker - Sheffield, United Kingdom

A brilliant racecourse .... good atmosphere , welcoming for children to enjoy the day ... free parking and good course entrance pricing ... definitely recommend.Hello and thank you for your review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and I hope that we can welcome you back to the course again soon!

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