Castle Cottage ref: UK2243

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Barbecue 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 


Castle Cottage is just a stone’s throw from the market square and centre of the fabulous Georgian town of Richmond. The property is located in the shadow of Richmond Castle and perfectly situated to take in the sights of this traditional Yorkshire town. A walkers’ paradise, with footpaths right on the doorstep, both east and west of the River Swale, and on the route of the famous Coast to Coast Walk. The scenery on either side of the river is fantastic and makes for a wonderful walk to the nearby St Agatha’s Abbey and Church in Easby.
Castle Cottage is ideal for guests wanting to enjoy a break surrounded by history, great architecture and plenty of places to eat, drink and explore. Just a short walk to Richmond’s cobbled streets, top quality restaurants and shops, and an abundance of activities all year round. There is a farmers’ market that takes place on occasion in the market square, as well as numerous tourist attractions.
Within easy reach are many historic houses and National Trust properties which really are worth a day trip to visit, as well as the wondrous splendour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The medieval town of York has its own history and tourist attractions in abundance from the National Railway Museum to the Jorvik Viking Centre. Thirsk, Ripon, Yarm, Northallerton, Pickering and Leyburn are all close by and offer all of the welcoming hospitality that the county is famous for. The Gothic town of Whitby and Victorian resort of Scarborough are just over an hour away if you fancy a trip to the seaside and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Beach 26 miles. Shops and pubs 100 yards, restaurant 60 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room/kitchen: With gas wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
Dining room.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. Parking 1 car on road. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    60 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

About the local area

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Things to do nearby


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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