Choosing cottages with hot tubs in Richmond will bring you to a town of unique character and beauty in North Yorkshire. The town grew up around the castle, built by the Normans in the 11th century high on a hill and still dominates the skyline. A visit to the castle is a must, with its interactive exhibitions, pretty gardens and extensive ruins to explore.
On the outskirts of the town are the impressive ruins of Easby Abbey on the River Swale, well worth a visit, dog friendly and a very pleasant and from the Abbey a scenic 35 minute riverside walk takes you to the castle.
Many of the houses are built around the cobbled market place, one of the largest in England and also home to an ancient church and obelisk. In the pretty surrounding streets, you will find every modern convenience you could wish for with excellent shops, high-end restaurants, traditional tearooms and welcoming gastro pubs, something for everyone.
A great way to get your bearings is to join a guided town walk, or get a map from the tourist information, both will reveal the town’s illustrious Georgian past. Hardier souls may wish to join one of the regular ghost walks around the cobbled streets after dark. To find out more the Green Howards Museum houses some amazing collections as well as hosting children’s activities in the summer holidays.
Being on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park the countryside is gorgeous, a walker’s paradise with over 600 miles of footpaths uphill and down dale, something for all abilities. The views are magnificent stretching as far as the eye can see and to the east is County Durham, just as appealing in its own way.
Make sure you book your hot tub break in Richmond today.