Castle sights in Richmond
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Top of the pile is the impressive heap that's left of Richmond Castle, founded in 1070 and one of the first castles in England since Roman times to be built of stone. It's had many uses through the years, including a stint as a prison for conscientious objectors during WWI (there's a small and sobering exhibition about their part in the castle's history).
The best part of a visit is the view from the top of the remarkably well-preserved 30m-high tower. From here, you can look down on the market place or over the surrounding hills.