Richmond Town Ticket bargain!
Adult tickets are £15, and Group tickets (up to two adults and three children <18) are £45. These prices save you at least 30% against combined admission fees for the attractions above.
Pop into Richmond Information Centre, in the Market Hall, for your Town Ticket, plus books, maps, leaflets and information on Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales.
This week's dip into What's On Richmond has pulled out the Richmond Wander - a fabulous way to learn about the military past of this town, from Norman battlements to prisoners of conscience and modern times, with trains and boats and planes thrown in! Even if you have visited Richmond many times before, you’re sure to learn something new.
The Wander starts from the Green Howards Museum; it lasts about an hour, and is led by a knowledgeable guide. It is suitable for all ages although, as the Museum's website coyly puts it, "you can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill..."
The Wander is at 14:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, 5 and April. Tickets are £3. You can book here, or call 01748 826561.
All aboard the Wensleydale Fryer!
Wensleydale Railway has announced a new Saturday lunchtime fish and chips train.
From April 22 you can join the heritage diesel-hauled train at 1:30 as it travels from Leeming Bar to Leyburn. During the scenic journey, enjoy a traditional meal of fish and chips*, mushy peas, bread and butter and tea or coffee - all served at table, while you trundle in style through the lovely Dales landscape. A bar service will also be available.
At Leyburn, there's time for a short comfort break and a bit of a leg-stretch before the return journey to Leeming Bar. The entire journey lasts around two hours, and costs £30 per adult and £12 for children.
Details are at wensleydale-railway.co.uk/wensleydale-fryer-2. Or if fish and chips aren't your thing, but you'd like to know more about the railway's regular timetable, you can browse from that link.
* Or sausage and chips, or gluten-free fish and chips.
Lucky Dip: Blues guitar, 31 March
Shake off your winter blues, with ace guitarist Julian Socha and the Drystone Blues Collective.
The concert is at 8 pm at St Mary's Church Richmond on Friday 31 March. Tickets are £5 from Castle Hill Bookshop, or £6 at the door. There will be a bar.
That's your Lucky Dip for this week - but lots more local events can be found in What's On Richmond. (Got an event yourself? Post it at the link, and as well as appearing online, free of charge, it may even get into the print edition - thousands of copies are distributed regularly around Richmond.)
Elizabeth I was the only unmarried Queen of England. For forty-four years she reigned as mastermind, seductress, survivor.
RADS presents Swive [Elizabeth], a searing play about Elizabeth's harsh, morally compromised scrabble to the top, and the machinations of siblings and relatives who saw her very existence as a threat.
Created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and premièred at Shakespeare's Globe, the play shines a light on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way. Performances are at 7:30 pm on the 23rd, 24th and 25th, at Richmond's famous Georgian Theatre Royal. Tickets here.
More and more four-wheeled visitors to Richmond are gliding silently into town in electric cars. Silently and fumelessly, which is good news for anyone who's sat in a diesel fug on Pottergate while waiting for the lights.
But as we reported in January, the not-so-good news is that there are no public chargers in Richmond itself. We hope that will change by Easter, when the final connections are due to be made for four chargers in Nun's Close car park. Fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, you can find rapid and 'fast' chargers at the Tesco in Catterick Garrison (2 miles from Richmond) and at Scotch Corner (3 miles). More chargers and more info can be found through the Electric car charging item on our Useful links page.
Coco Tomita (BBC Young Musician award 2020) comes to Richmond with her piano accompanist, the superb Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan, on Wednesday evening. The concert is part of the Richmondshire Concerts society's 75th anniversary season. Familiar classics by Beethoven and Ravel are interspersed with a less familiar piece by Janacek and a very recent new work by young composer Noah Max.
Tomita and Callaghan's debut album was released last year, and received fabulous reviews in The Strad Magazine ("More, please!") and The Guardian ("technically dazzling and characterful, bursting with musical intelligence").
7:30 pm, Wednesday 15 March, Influence Church, Richmond. Tickets £16 on the door.
We found this event while browsing in What's On Richmond; pick up a copy from your local shop, post office, filling station or newsagent in Richmond, or have a browse in the online edition here. There's always something going on!
For over 50 years, the Swaledale Festival has attracted visitors to the North Yorkshire Dales. This year's Festival (27 May – 10 June) brings a stunning mix of music, talks, poetry, film, puppets and guided walks.
With 57 events, there's something for all tastes and all ages. The programme is at swalefest.org, and the box office opens on Monday 13 March. Move fast! Tickets for the big-name events go very quickly. So do the walks.
If you'd like to make a bit of a holiday of it, as many visitors do, then book your accommodation soon, as B&Bs and local inns fill up quickly for the Festival. Visit our Accommodation listings for the best choice of places to stay.
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