Visit local attractions
The attractive and peaceful Dales village of Gilling West, winner of the "Yorkshire in Bloom" award, is situated in lovely rolling countryside just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond and to the east of Barnard Castle. Within a short walk walk from the venue are beautiful bluebell woods and many other picturesque walks.
There is plenty to do in Richmond:
- Culloden Tower - Originally called the Cumberland Temple and was built in 1746 to celebrate the victory of the Duke of Cumberland's army over Prince Charles Edward Stuart at Culloden Moor in April of that year.
- Friary Tower & Gardens - The 15th century Tower, one of the town's oldest monuments, dominates the Friary Memorial Gardens and holds a position of great importance in the history and development of the town.
- Georgian Theatre Museum - Documents the Georgian Theatre's story from inception to present day.
- Ghostwalks of Richmond - Bringing to life local stories & legends The Drummer Boy of Richmond and Potter Thompson discovering King Arthur beneath Richmond's Castle Keep.
- Green Howards Museum - Featuring artefacts and photographs of the Crimean War, the North-West frontier of India, the Boer War and archive film of World War I and II
- Millgate House Gardens - Overlooking the River Swale with the waterfalls in the background
- Richmondshire Museum - Founded in 1974 by the Soroptimists of Richmond and the Dales
- Richmond Castle - Learn the history of Richmond
- The Station - In 1969 the last train left Richmond, the tracks were torn up, and the town’s old railway station looked as if its days were numbered. Now restored you can visit to old victorian building.
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
In the heart of Teesdale is The Bowes Museum built in the 19th Century; a great tourist attraction for all the family. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.
The museum offers a variety of exhibitions which compliment their permanent collections. Gallery talks and lectures, family fun days, outdoor festivals, theatre and music are some of the delights on offer.