Where to stay in Richmond and Swaledale

This guide lists those accommodation providers who support the Festival. When booking, please mention that you are coming for the Walking & Book Festival.


Castle House: Luxury boutique B&B situated in the shadow of the famous castle, overlooking the historic market place - positioned in one of the most stunning parts of Richmond. 01748 823954;

Cordilleras House: Liz and Gez Cornish offer you a warm, friendly welcome at Cordilleras House Bed & Breakfast in a beautiful, Grade II listed Georgian town house built in the early 1800s. It offers views overlooking Richmond Cricket Ground, Richmond's Norman castle keep and Friary Tower, and is just three minutes' walk from Richmond's historic town centre. 01748 824628;

Frenchgate Guesthouse: The location of the guest house - along the ancient cobbled street of Frenchgate - provides a tranquil ambience with spell-binding views of the surrounding countryside, the River Swale, Richmond Castle and nearby Easby Abbey. 01748 823421;

Millgate House: Arguably the finest guest house in the country, Millgate House is an elegant Georgian town house which fronts onto Richmond Market Place and at the back looks out over the River Swale and its waterfalls.Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, owners since 1980, are 'creative and cultured, with a strong dash of northern grit', according to the Sunday Telegraph.The magnificent walled garden at Millgate House is an R.H.S. Partnership Garden (winning First Prize out of 3500 gardens in the R H S National Competition), and was selected by Alan Titchmarsh in his 'Britain's Best Gardens 2015'. 01748 823571;

Richmond Holiday Cottages: Richmond 4* Gold Holiday Cottages, both sleep 6; have 2 bathrooms and off-street parking - Garden Cottage a listed building with private, enclosed garden and fantastic views and the Old Cello Workshop, cosy, light and quirky with patio seating area. Dogs welcome. Alastair Sawday recommended. 01748 825525;


The Bridge Inn Grinton: A former Coaching Inn dating back to the 15th century, The Bridge Inn sits in the picturesque village of Grinton opposite the 12th century Church of St. Andrew, which is also known as the 'Cathedral of the Dale'. The Bridge Inn has a great reputation for homemade food, well-kept real ales, an extensive wine selection and comfortable en-suite accommodation. 01748 884224;

This leaflet is offered as a service. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of the accommodation by the Festival organisers. While it is believed to be accurate, no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions. Please email corrections.

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