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Things to do around Richmond Yorkshire

Ideally located for visiting the Yorkshire Dales, Richmondshire, Teesdale, Bowes Museum & Barnard  Castle, West Layton Manor is a relaxing base for touring around our beautiful County. There are plenty of walks and houses to visit which includes Kiplin Hall, home to the founder of Maryland, USA.

We are also ideally located for the business traveller being only 6 minutes from the A1 Scotch Corner junction and 20 minutes from Darlington.





PLACES APPROX 30 MINS AWAY or less Tel: +44 (0) 1833 690606


A huge French château in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of Teesdale, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.

As well as the musuems permanant collection there are various events throughout the year which have included, an exhibitionn of over 60 works by David Hockney, as well as ceramic, photography and fashion events. See website for details.

Their 18th century silver swan automaton is one of the most loved objects, and for conservation purposes is only played once a day at 2.00pm.

Opening Times – 10am till 5pm Monday to Sunday

12 minutes away Tel:01833 695692


The house at Rokeby Park was built in 1725 and is known for its exquisite needlework ‘paintings’ created in the 1700’s by Anne Eliza Morritt, the sister of the owner.

Opening Times –  May to September (see website for detailed times)

6 minutes away Tel:+44 (0)370 333 1181

egglestone abbey

The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian ‘white canons’, picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.

Remains include much of the 13th century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.

Opening Times – 10am till 6pm Monday to Sunday

10 minutes away Tel:01833 650 230

egglestone hall gardens

Known as the ‘Secret Garden of the North’ the gardens consist of 4.5 acres of winding paths and walls that lead you along planted borders, complete with a stream and a 16th Century churchyard.

Opening Times – 10am till 5pm Monday to Sunday

25 minutes away Tel:(+44) 01969 640638

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises  created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales.
Opening Times – 12pm till 6pm Monday to Saturday / Sundays and bank Holidays 10am till 6pm (April to November)
40 minutes away Tel:01748 818178

kiplin hall

The Jacobean country seat of the founder of Maryland, George Calvert. This intriguing house is now furnished as a comfortable Victorian home with 17 rooms open to the public as well as the beautiful gardens.

Opening Times – Please see website for more details

20 minutes away Tel: 01833 660202


One of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, Lord Barnard’s home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magnificent backdrop for the stunning art collection.

Opening Times – Open Easter weekend and then from 3rd May onwards – Times change according to season so see website for details.

20 minutes away


PLACES APPROX ONE HOUR AWAY or less Tel: 0191 370 4000


Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s,1910s and 1940s. Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.

Opening Times – 19th March 2016 to 30th October 2016 – Open daily, 10am to 5pm. All period areas open. Last admission 3pm.

48 minutes away Tel: 01653 648333


Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground

Opening Times – Open year round daily, 10.30am to 5pm – last entry 4pm.

1 hour away


Historic Yorkshire Dales market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, a large cobbled market place, museums, monuments by the fast flowing river Swale

Beautiful village west of Richmond with a great tea shop!

Large walled City famous for it’s cobbled medieval streets and Minster

Small Dales village surrounded by beautiful meadows which are full of wild flowers in the summer

Small Town famous for it’s Black Sheep brewery



Grade I Listed Theatre built in 1788. The oldest working theatre in it’s original form. Website

6 Finkle St, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4QB – Tel:01748 822378 6 miles

The Co-operative Food, Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ. Tel: 01748 825789
6 miles