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Living in the Dales

Wherever you live in Richmondshire, you will always be a short stroll from a great view. Richmondshire has four key market towns (Hawes, Leyburn, Middleham and Richmond) linked by pretty villages and hamlets. Residents have a wide range of housing options from remote farmsteads and converted barns, stone cottages and manor houses, to modern executive homes and town centre apartments.

Richmondshire offers space and tranquillity within easy reach of the bustle and commercial hubs of major UK cities. Major roads, the A1 north and south, and A66 east and west, are easily accessible enabling travel to Newcastle, York, Leeds and Teesside in less than an hour. Close proximity to mainline railway stations shortens these journey times further and puts London under three hours away. This also gives residents a number of options to fly easily from a number of regional airports.

Superb schools and colleges across Richmondshire are greatly valued by local families. Village primary schools feed larger secondary schools from which older children can confidently make the step to regional further education colleges and universities. A number of private day and boarding schools are within travelling distance of Richmondshire.

Each market town has a wide variety of retailers offering residents a great deal of choice for groceries, clothing and homewares; from large supermarkets to artisan food producers and chain stores to specialist, independent retailers.