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A Very Big Birthday!

A Very Big Birthday!

Records show that the building of the famous Norman castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire commenced in 1071. The town grew up around the castle and under its protection.

In 2021, Richmond Castle and the town celebrated their 950th birthday – indeed a very special year and what a lot of candles!

With the support of Richmondshire District Council, Richmond Town Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Castle Studies Trust, Richmond Castle and members of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association we organised a year of celebrations.

Our Patron

Our Patron

Baroness Harris of Richmond

A word from our Patron, Baroness Harris of Richmond, who has kindly lent her support. “Richmond’s famous, historic, market town in North Yorkshire is 950-years old in 2021.

Despite difficult times, we planned for a wonderful year of celebrations enjoyed by our fantastic local community and visitors alike. Famed for being the ‘Original’ Richmond we have given our name to all the other Richmonds around the world. We were proud and delighted to be its custodian during this momentous year having shared with everyone our 950-year old history.”