Richmond Castle
Riverside Road, Richmond DL10 4QW Driving directions
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Mar-Sep: 10am-6pm; Oct-Nov: 10am-5pm; Dec-Feb: weekends 10am-4pm


Construction of the castle was undertaken by Alan the Red in 1071. Standing fast on a cliff edge above the river, it survived the War of the Roses and the Civil War. Access is via the imposing keep, a Romanesque masonry structure 30m high. Note the fine 11C archway. With the exception of Chepstow's dungeon, it is the oldest building of this kind in England. At the top, a panoramic view reaches from the market place to the moors.


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