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Richmond is a wonderful little town on the north-eastern fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and in fact one of my favourite towns in England. It is so well preserved that it is sometimes used in TV-series where the setting should be 19th century. It also happens to have one of the biggest and oldest castle ruins in the country, with frequent shows such as falconry and jousting throughout summer, but also a great general exhibition. All in all, an excellent base for exploring Swaledale, one of the prettiest Yorkshire Dales, as it ends nearby. The river Swale even flows through town and walking below the castle, you will see its waterfalls. Richmond also has a strong military history and the Green Howard museum shows this, whilst more peaceful souls can enjoy a great local museum or the old theatre.
Directions: Just off the motorway at Scots Corner if driving. Train to Darlington, then a short bus ride.
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