Richmond in North Yorkshire is a town of unique character and beauty which has changed little over the centuries.
The 15th century tower overlooking the Friary Memorial Gardens.
Founded by the Normans in 1071 the town grew up around the castle built on the 'riche-mont' or 'strong-hill' that gave the town its name and whose massive keep dominates all other buildings around.
Many of the houses built at that time surround the cobbled market place said to be one of the largest in England with the Church of the Holy Trinity rising from its centre.
|The River Swale from the Castle Walk.|
The lovely River Swale flows below the castle walls.