Richmond is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Founded in 1071 by the Normans, the town is dominated by the mighty castle that was built to subdue the unruly North of England and is an example of a great Norman fortress. The surrounding North Yorkshire countryside truly is a walker's paradise, with in excess of 10,000km of public rights of way that wend uphill and down dale through areas of outstanding natural beauty. Want an inspirational base to view "gods own country"? Then look no further and search our collection of Richmond cottages.