Welcome to Frenchgate Guest House
Frenchgate Guest House is an inspiring homely guest house with all the comforts of a home and hotel.
The house is an attractive and exceedingly comfortable 3 storey Victorian Town House, set at the head of the picturesque, cobbled Frenchgate, a street of unique character.
A short walk down Frenchgate leads to the historical and beautiful heart of Richmond, the Georgian cobbled market Place. Here is a variety of small independent shops, cafes, bistros, restaurants and pubs catering for all tastes and wallets!
Richmond undoubtedly lives up to its reputation of a “hidden gem”. Founded in 1071 by the (French) Normans, the town has grown up around the impressive castle, which dominates the town and skyline. The Guest House is where the French Stonemasons original built their homes.
Richmond is rich in historical interest and deserves exploring thoroughly on foot. The late 17th and 18th century were times of great prosperity and Frenchgate in particular reflects this ear with many remaining Georgian buildings and is much photographed.
From Frenchgate guest house it is a most pleasant walk to numerous nearby places of interest with Riverside walks along the banks of the River Swale leading to Easby Abbey, The Station, Richmond Swimming Pool, the waterfalls or into the Market Place with its Castle, the Town Hall, the Georgian Theatre and local Swaledale museum.
Set amidst beautiful country side, Richmond is the gateway to the stunning Yorkshire Dales and being on the famous Coast to Coast walk Frenchgate Guest house offers a truly welcome break for weary walkers and cyclists, along with those looking for a tranquil break or business professionals away from home. Free Wi-Fi is available and the conservatory offers a place to relax, work or plan your excursions.
What we offer
We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and the knowledge that the majority of our guests return frequently, to stay with us in Richmond. We cater for both tourists and business professionals.
Frenchgate Guest House is recommended by the 'Lonely Planet Guide' and the 'Rough Guide'