Richmond Castle

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Riverside Road, Richmond, United Kingdom
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Impressive Keep Mar 23, 2009
Breathtakingly sited on a rocky promontory above the River Swale, the great castle of Richmond is among the oldest Norman stone fortresses in Britain, begun in the decades after the Conquest. The towering keep, over 30 metres (100 feet) high and remarkably complete within, was added during the reign of Henry II in the 1170s: its roof provides splendid views over the clustered houses of the pretty market town. Traditionally King Arthur lies sleeping in a cavern beneath the castle. More certainly, conscientious objectors were imprisoned in the keep during World War I. Their story is told in an interactive display exploring Richmond's nine centuries of development, and woven into the contemporary Cockpit Garden. Created to reflect the castle's history and architecture, this tranquil haven of topiary, grasses and herbaceous borders has superb vistas over the River Swale.

Great panaramic veiws of Richmond and the surronding dales from the top of the Keep, must see if it's your first trip to Richmond.
The keep
Castle from the South
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