Things to do in Richmond
Nuns Cottage Bed and Breakfast is ideally located in the center of the historic Georgian town of Richmond, just minutes walk from the charming cobbled market square. Right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, yet just 4 miles from the A1 at Scotch Corner and so perfectly situated for those wishing to break their journey between England and Scotland.
Being directly on the Wainwright Coast to Coast long distance path at the half way point Richmond is the ideal location for a 2 day stopover.
There are also plenty of lovely walks around Richmond itself, including the National Trust Hudswell Woods and calfhall Woods which can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot from our Guest House.
Richmondshire and North Yorkshire as a whole are outstanding beautiful, and the region has various accolades attributed to it. BBC Countryfile Magazine has awarded North Yorkshire their No 1 UK Holiday Destination for 2019. Even the Lonely Planet Guide has listed Swaledale as one of the Top Ten Regions of the World to visit in recent years.
Richmond itself has been shortlisted for the Great British High Street 2018 and with good reason! just a couple of minutes walk from Nuns Cottage and you will find the historic Market Place where in addition to a number of high street names you will also find museums, galleries, gift shops, a sweet shop, a four story Georgian vintage Emporium offering a wide variety of antiques and curiosities, florists, Barber shops, hairdressers and beauty parlours. All varieties of take away food are on offer including several traditional fish and chip shops.
Market Day is Saturday and the Market Hall building is open every day with numerous stalls selling vintage and craft collectables and gifts. Every third Saturday of the month there is a Farmers Market.
There are 10 pubs in Richmond The Kings Head, The Black Lion, The Buck Inn, The Town Hall, The Castle Tavern, The Turf Hotel, The Golden Lion, and The Unicorn, all within the town centre and The Ship Inn and the Holly Head Inn within walking distance.
Richmond is home to the Georgian Theatre Royal, the oldest working theatre in the Country, situated just a flat 3 minute walk from Nuns Cottage. See behind the scenes on the Theatre Tour!
The Old Station is now an award winning complex housing a two screen Cinema as well as boutiques, restaurants and regular art and photography exhibitions.
With walking and cycling routes, and no shortage of places to eat, drink and entertain Nuns Cottage B&B is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure.