Evergreen is set on the outskirts of the charming and historic market town of Richmond. Richmond boasts an 11th Century castle, fine Georgian architecture and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. The town centre is a very pleasant walk, just 10 minutes or so, if you fancy striking out on foot for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms there. There are also some great restaurants and plenty of little shops to keep you busy for an afternoon.
The cottage is just a few hundred metres from the gorgeous River Swale. You can set off from the door and walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside without having to go anywhere near the car. There’s also a decent pub serving good pub food at the Top of the Hill.
We also recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which is a short walk from the cottage along the river. It has lots to entertain young and old including a small cinema, café/restaurant, gallery, Microbrewery and artisan bakery. br>
Bordering Swaledale and Wensleydale, Richmond is also known as ‘The Gateway to the Dales’ so you can expect stunning Dales scenery just a few miles away. Peppering this glorious countryside are countless attractive little towns and villages. And if you have little ones to entertain, how about quite brilliant Forbidden Corner near Middleham.
The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a few miles from the cottage. Set on the river Swale, the Abbey is the perfect spot for a picnic in the summer months. There are lots of other breath-taking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, a world heritage site.
This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away. The famous coast to coast walking route also passes close by.
York, the Yorkshire Coast and Harrogate are all very reachable and the perfect choice for a day trip.