The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond

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Opening Times:

All year round


Free entry to the al fresco area

Venue contact details:

T: 01748 850220
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The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond

Richmond was an important subject to Turner and he visited twice, in 1797, when making his first tour to Yorkshire, and again in 1816 when he toured to make a series of watercolours to illustrate 'A General History of the County of York' by Thomas Dunham Whitaker.  Each of his excursions around Richmond resulted in a finished watercolour. 

Tea roomPublic toilets

Turner's Viewpoint

Turner is likely to have stayed at the Kings Head Hotel in the Market Place and used this as a base to range far and wide in search of the best views. Turner is believed to have described the hotel as "the finest in Richmondshire."

Discover The Landscape

The Turner Trails bench is located in the Kings Head's Turner & Liszt al fresco dining terrace.

The Turner Trails panel can be found by Trinity Church in the Market Place. 

Richmond Audio Tour

Follow in the footsteps of one of England's greatest artists to explore the routes that JMW Turner took around Richmond with our Turner Trails audio tours, which will work with any mp3 player or iPod, as well as mobile phones and PDAs that can play mp3 audio.

The Venue


The Kings Head Hotel, Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4HS

Map reference: NZ172009

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Directions to The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond:

4 miles SW of the A1 at Scotch Corner. Follow the A6108 to Richmond. Market Place is in the centre of the town