Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and one of the park’s tourist centres. Richmond is the most duplicated UK placename, with 56 occurrences worldwide.
The Rough Guide describes the town as ‘an absolute gem’. Betty James wrote that “without any doubt Richmond is the most romantic place in the whole of the North East of England”. Richmond was named UK town of the year in 2009.