In my comment, I said that I had been wanting to go to Richmond for some time now and was wondering whether I'd make it there during this year's holiday.
Well, what shall I say - we did!
On Monday, the 1st of August (Yorkshire Day!), my Aunt J and Uncle B kindly took us to Richmond. It was only the first stop of two full days we spent with them - they are always great company, not only because they are so active and take us places, but because they are simply very lovely people, and one can have a lot of fun with them but also deep conversation and exchange of well-thought out opinions. Here's to J and B! (raising my coffee mug to them)
Now, off to Richmond. Again, just like with Littlethorpe Manor in my previous post, I took too many pictures for me to decide which ones to leave out - and therefore, you'll get them all!
Some views are nearly exactly the same as the pictures on Mike's post, mentioned above. Of course his photos are in a different league - not like my more or less clicking away with no particular plan. But I hope they will still give you an impression of how I experienced this impressive place, with the massive keep at one end, the vast expansion of green behind the old walls and the fantastic views from the top of the keep across Richmond and the surrounding countryside.
Richmond Market Square:
The gate to Richmond Castle:
Climbing up into the Keep, the views from the windows changed as we got higher and higher:
What the world looks like from the top of the Keep:
Back on the ground, there is still more to explore:
This was, as I said, only the first stop on this day. It was early afternoon now and we walked back to the car park and moved on. Where to, will be one of my next posts.