Our Top Picks of The Best Things To Do In Richmond…

Richmond, North Yorkshire, is well renowned for its charming historic market town, despite being founded as far back as the 11th Century by the Normans, there is more to this historic site than just its history.

If you’re visiting the area for a short break, or even a longer holiday, The Green Door is the perfect retreat, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in Richmond’s town centre, and they are only a 5 minute drive from the wonderful nature surroundings.

As well as exploring the town during your stay, we’ve put together some of our top recommended things to do, in and around Richmond, all of which are appropriate for all age groups.

Barnard Castle

Whilst Richmond Castle is a great place to visit, it is much smaller than Barnard Castle, so you can easily stop by while exploring Richmond’s bars, restaurants and attractions.

However, Barnard Castle is much larger and is well worth a visit as it is only 30 minutes away. What we love most about Barnard castle is its surroundings, surrounded by rivers, and abundant greenery.

Aysgarth Falls

The Aysgarth Falls can be found on the River Ure, just a 30-minute drive from the centre of Richmond.

There is a triple flight of waterfalls surrounded by woodland, making it an incredibly tranquil place which is great for exploring.

Forbidden Corner

Another 30-minute drive from Richmond, Forbidden Corner is unlike any other, they have even dubbed themselves “the strangest place in the world.” This unique park received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018, and it’s easy to see why.

For both young and young at heart, I can say that this place is a must and an experience you will never forget.

Big Sheep, Little Cow

This farm is such a family friendly day out that we’ve previously written a post about it. It’s around a 25 minute drive from Richmond – you can find out more about Big Sheep, Little Cow here.

Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve

Covering over 100 acres of Moorland, the Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve not only looks spectacular but does a massive amount for conservation in the area too.

Based in Richmond, you can easily go and look around and find out more about what they do (and see plenty of wildlife at the same time!)

Mainsgill Farm

The Mainsgill Farm is a great day out for the whole family, with plenty of animals you can meet, including llamas and ostriches.

They also have a tea-house that serves great food, including their notorious traditional Yorkshire breakfast and a range of home baked treats.

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