Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Richmond, North Yorkshire

This is a view of the centre of Richmond from the top of Richmond Castle tower.

Richmond is a market town and civil parish on the River Swale in North Yorkshire, England and is the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. It is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and serves as the Park's main tourist centre. It is the most duplicated UK placename, with 57 occurrences worldwide

The castle stands in a commanding position above the River Swale, close to the centre of the town. It was originally called Riche Mount, 'the strong hill'. The castle was constructed from 1071 onwards as part of the Norman Conquest of Saxon England

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