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Richmond, North Yorkshire, the first of all Richmonds

Richmond is an historic market town in North Yorkshire, with a Norman castle, Georgian architecture, cobbled market place (said to be one of the largest in England), monuments and abbeys set in Swaledale with the fast flowing river Swale at it's base it is surrounded with breathtaking scenery. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Richmond is a town that has inspired painters and poets, past and present

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. The first of all Richmonds the town was an important regional centre in the medieval period, when royal charters were granted giving rights to hold markets and fairs.

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