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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":554,"Name":"Richmond","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Richmond holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe historic town of Richmond huddles protectively around the ruins of a foreboding Norman castle. With a sprawling market square that\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;ll stumble across in the Dales and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with historic landmarks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGeorgian buildings surround the market place and the obelisk that sits at its centre, and you won\u0026rsquo;t walk more than a few seconds without coming across a traditional pub, a quirky little shop or a caf\u0026eacute;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"richmond","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Richmond.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Yorkshire Dales National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nowhere quite like the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is a playground for those who love to be outdoors, a haven for wildlife and a film director\u0026rsquo;s dream and the Dales cover more than 680 square miles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s ever traipsed the ancient woodland or stood at the foot of a dale and stared up at the rocky towers before them will know just why this national park is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s biggest attractions as well as a regular star of the silver screen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers have flocked to the Dales for decades, keen to make the most of this historic and striking setting and take advantage of its unspoilt, natural appeal. Thanks to strict rules, the park has remained just as it\u0026rsquo;s always been over the centuries and that means it\u0026rsquo;s not only stunning but also home to some fascinating historic sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA walk in the Dales is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the national park, and there are thousands to choose from depending on how energetic you\u0026rsquo;re feeling and what you\u0026rsquo;d like to see. Remember that dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide open spaces too, and every valley, hill and flower meadow has a character all its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2949,"LocationLongitude":-1.98336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/yorkshire-dales/the-yorkshire-dales-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Kiplin Hall","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStep inside the Jacobean country seat of the man who founded Maryland with a visit to Kiplin Hall. Kiplin Hall is a striking, red brick country house that looks every inch the imposing family seat and remains one of the most visited attractions in Richmond.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith looming pillars and iron gates, the house looks much as it did in its heyday and 17 of its rooms are open to visitors. From the collection of items once owned by the people who have called this house their home to the ornamental gardens, there\u0026rsquo;s a personal side to Kiplin Hall that makes a visit all the more fascinating.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you make your way around the gardens make sure you nip behind the greenhouses where you\u0026rsquo;ll find the small Garden Museum, which tells the tale of the gardens and they blooms each owner of the house has planted. Entry to this museum is included within the fee to enter the house and gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house is currently decorated in the style of the Victorian era although it dates right back to the 1620s and retains its original features throughout. Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens and the grounds of the house although owners are asked to keep them on their leads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.3753,"LocationLongitude":-1.58042,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/richmond/kiplin-hall","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Richmond Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re going to get your first glimpse of the Yorkshire Dales then you might as well be standing atop a dramatic Norman fortress \u0026ndash; and Richmond Castle makes a fantastic vantage point for looking out across the famous landscape. The castle belongs to English Heritage and was originally constructed to keep the somewhat boisterous (their words not ours you understand!) north of England in check, and today it welcomes visitors all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn interactive exhibition brings the castle\u0026rsquo;s long and colourful past to life for visitors and there\u0026rsquo;s a programme of events each year that makes it a great place to take the kids. That said, if you visit on a quiet day the castle makes the perfect place for a picnic and they\u0026rsquo;re welcome throughout its grounds. The Cockpit Garden has always been an inspiration for artists, and the luminous watercolour that J.M.W Turner captured now hangs in the Tate Britain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle peers down over the town and the river far below, so it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place you can while away an afternoon without realising on a sunny day, so leave plenty of time to explore and enjoy the peace and quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4025,"LocationLongitude":-1.73752,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/yorkshire dales - sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/richmond/richmond-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/yorkshire dales - sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Big Sheep Little Cow","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re going to take the kids to the Yorkshire Dales then they\u0026rsquo;ll need to roll their sleeves up and muck in on a farm to really experience country life, and Big Sheep Little Cow is just the place to do it. This farm visitor centre welcomes visitors of all ages and offers them the chance to bottle feed the animals, and regular guided tours of the farm ensure that nobody misses a thing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you time your visit right you may just get to watch the magical moment when a litter of piglets or a new lamb enters the world and even for the adults it\u0026rsquo;s an unforgettable experience that\u0026rsquo;ll make the day extra special. Not to worry if you don\u0026rsquo;t see any births though, a visit during season means it\u0026rsquo;s all hands on deck when it comes to feeding hungry mouths around the farm so visitors are always welcome to have a cuddle and feed the new arrivals by hand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe attraction\u0026rsquo;s also home to Wooly Jumpers - an indoor adventure play centre - so if you get a shower during your visit the kids won\u0026rsquo;t even notice while they let off steam and navigate the slides, ropes and bridges inside. Please note that socks must be worn inside the play area so make sure you take a pair with you if the kids are wearing summer shoes on the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2882,"LocationLongitude":-1.58532,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/lambs_47565.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/big-sheep-little-cow","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/lambs_47565.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Thorp Perrow Arboretum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThorp Perrow Arboretum is every bit as grand as its name, so expect the kind of sprawling English garden that you\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;s most impressive tree and shrub collections as well as birds of prey. The arboretum covers 85 acres and the regular displays from the birds make a visit fascinating for the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLuckily, the gardens have been divided into trails to help visitors explore them in their own time without getting lost, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have you choice between tree trails, a special nature trail and trails carefully planned with children in mind. Now, what\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful landscaped garden without a shimmering lake to picnic beside? You\u0026rsquo;ll find a large lake and a play area for the children for when you\u0026rsquo;re ready to sit back for awhile and just enjoy the peace and quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the Milbank Pinetum which was planted by Lady Augusta Milbank back in the mid-nineteenth century, and if you get a chance to wander the medieval Spring Wood bear in mind that it dates all the way back to the 16th century. The garden is home to one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most extensive daffodil collections too, so needless to say if you time your visit for Spring you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by a bright yellow carpet that stretches as far as the eye can see.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2633,"LocationLongitude":-1.60508,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/thorp-perrow-arboretum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Rievaulx Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRievaulx Abbey is the most complete of the country\u0026rsquo;s abbey ruins, and it sits in a peaceful valley in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. There\u0026rsquo;s a tranquil atmosphere at this English Heritage site that makes it the kind of attraction visitors return to time and again, and it looks much as it did 900 years ago when the monks who called it home worked and prayed within its walls.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe onsite exhibition \u0026lsquo;The Work of Man and God\u0026rsquo; tells the tale of the abbey\u0026rsquo;s history, and the artefacts on display in the museum were discovered right in the grounds. Dogs are welcome (except for inside the caf\u0026eacute;) although owners are asked to keep them on their leads and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics and enjoy them in the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe abbey makes a beautiful setting for a day out with the family on a sunny day, and if you fancy seeing more of the scenery while you\u0026rsquo;re at the abbey there, there are some popular walks along the river nearby. Take some time to wander the abbey\u0026rsquo;s gardens too, as they include a sensory garden, traditional herbs and medieval themed decorative tiles in keeping with the site\u0026rsquo;s heritage.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2677,"LocationLongitude":-1.11917,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/rievaulx-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Easby Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEasby Abbey sits just under a mile away from Richmond Castle, so if you follow the River Swale along you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself at this very beautiful English Heritage attraction \u0026ndash; and entry is free of charge. Much remains of what was once a Premonstratensian abbey, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most spectacular monastic attractions in the region.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt first glance, the abbey\u0026rsquo;s architecture looks very similar to Cistercian designs as is typical of Premonstratensian monasteries, but look a little closer and you\u0026rsquo;ll notice that in many ways the site differs from the norm, so it given its visitors plenty to think about. Despite the fact the site dates back to the 13\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century one of the churches within the precinct is still in regular use, and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend making sure you take some time to go inside and have a look at the original wall paintings as they still inspire visitors today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most striking features of Easby is the roof-height refectory which dates back to 1300, and as it\u0026rsquo;s one of very few example of white canon monasteries it\u0026rsquo;s especially significant as well as picturesque. It\u0026rsquo;s thought that the constable of Richmond Castle \u0026ndash; a man called Roald, founded Easby Abbey in 1152, and the the site still undergoes regular research to unearth its secrets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.398,"LocationLongitude":-1.71688,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Easby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/easby-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Easby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fountains Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFountains Abbey may be just three miles from Ripon but this World Heritage Site feels a world away. The abbey looms high above the modest river that trickles in front of it, and thanks to its position within a peaceful valley it\u0026rsquo;s not only beautiful but also one of the most relaxing places to spend time that you\u0026rsquo;ll ever come across. Reviewer after reviewer comments on the striking sight of the abbey (not to mention the field day it presents for keen photographers) and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s most loved sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026rsquo;t many days out that cover 900 years of history but the abbey\u0026rsquo;s grounds and gardens include the 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century abbey itself, the medieval deer park, a church that dates back to the Victorian era, a Jacobean hall and an 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century water garden. The abbey may be breathtaking (even after all these centuries) but it started out as a project by monks keen to seek a simpler life, and the ruins we see today tell us all sorts about the lifestyles of the medieval devout.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;The grounds that surround the abbey were later redesigned into elegant water gardens, and they remain dotted by follies, ponds and statues. Follow the bright green lawns that lead the way down to the river and roam the paths between ancient trees, there\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed feel to the abbey and its grounds that\u0026rsquo;ll have you reluctant to leave.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1111,"LocationLongitude":-1.58297,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Fountains Abbey from the grounds.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/bedale/fountains-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Fountains Abbey from the grounds.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Millgate House Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTucked to the rear of a Georgian property not far from Richmond Castle, it\u0026rsquo;s easy to visit the area and never even realise this garden exists, but stumble upon it and you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by the heady scent of roses and the sight of an English garden of days gone by. Millgate House Garden is accessed through an easily-missed door out on the street and then by following a corridor, so even before you reach it you\u0026rsquo;ll feel like you\u0026rsquo;re about to discover a well-kept secret.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis traditional terraced garden benefits from sweeping valleys views in one direction and views of the castle in the other, and considering it\u0026rsquo;s modest in size it\u0026rsquo;s packed full of some of the finest flowers you can grow in this country. Part of the garden\u0026rsquo;s charm is that it doesn\u0026rsquo;t look too formal, and only avid gardeners can really tell just how much effort goes into keeping it spectacular all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisit in the spring and you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with the sight of snowdrops daintily fluttering in the breeze, and little benches dot the garden so although it can be steep in places there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to just sit and enjoy it. Entry is just \u0026pound;2 each and there\u0026rsquo;s an honest box at the entrance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4029,"LocationLongitude":-1.73607,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/02/178389826.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/richmond/millgate-house-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/02/178389826.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Rustique","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOpened 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\u0026rsquo;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 makes for a relaxing meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of relaxing, the wine selection includes choices from all over the world and as they\u0026rsquo;ve been carefully chosen to bring out the very best in the menu the staff are always happy to recommend one to complement your meal. 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