Destination guide

The friendly city of Richmond awaits you

The countryside and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Richmond. This welcoming and trendy city entices travellers with its bars and coffee shops. Richmond Castle and Bowes Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Richmond

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Richmond a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Forbidden Corner (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Croft Circuit (14.4 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Blackwell Grange Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Bedale Golf Club (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Heritage Park Stadium (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Richmond

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Richmond is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Aysgarth Falls (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Wensleydale (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • The Forbidden Corner (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Eggleston Hall (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Richmond

Fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), the closest airport, located 20 mi (32.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 39.6 mi (63.8 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Richmond?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 540 holiday lettings around Richmond. From 426 cottages to 68 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Richmond?

There's nothing like the allure of a countryside escape. Think relaxing walks in nature, cosy local pubs and stargazing from your patio by night. We're ready. Are you? HomeAway has 147 countryside getaway rentals in this destination. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has plenty more property options to investigate, including:

  • 115 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 47 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 36 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Richmond in a large group?

There's nothing like meeting up with old friends or spending a few weeks with your family in a sensational new location. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. Cottage holiday rentals are the preferred option here for big groups of guests. Our database currently has 56 available. Properties around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 161 rental accommodation perfect for that size. Book a night from just £64.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 82 holiday rentals that are perfect. Prices begin at just £65 per night.
  • Looking for properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 45 that'll be perfect. You can bag one from just £65 a night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you book your Richmond holiday through us!