The historic town of Richmond huddles protectively around the ruins of a foreboding Norman castle. With a sprawling market square that’s thought to be one of the largest ever and architecture that speaks of a Georgian heyday, Richmond has a character that sets it apart from the other towns you’ll stumble across in the Dales and it’s packed with historic landmarks.

Georgian buildings surround the market place and the obelisk that sits at its centre, and you won’t walk more than a few seconds without coming across a traditional pub, a quirky little shop or a café.


Opened as a result of the success of its York sister restaurant, Rustique has worked its magic throughout Richmond. The restaurant specialises in serving up French cuisine at reasonable prices and the menu’s rich with traditional meat and fish dishes. The unmistakable flair of the French Head Chef shows throughout the menu and the bistro captures that intimate atmosphere that...

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum is every bit as grand as its name, so expect the kind of sprawling English garden that you’d expect to see on a film set. Located just a short journey from Bedale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Thorp Perrow Arboretum is home to one of the country’s most impressive tree and shrub collections as well...
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