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“My Kingdom for a Horse” – study day in Richmond and Middleham: theatre, castles and horse racing

5 May 2017
Start time
12:00 AM
Georgian Theatre Richmond

Event Information

“My Kingdom for a horse” – study day in Richmond and Middleham Friday 5th May by coach

Join us for a study day in North Yorkshire. The coach pick up at Memorial Gardens will be at 9am.

Travelling by coach to Richmond we begin with a guided tour of The Georgian Theatre Royal, including the new museum opened in 2016, the visit is inclusive of coffee or tea. Walking across Trinity Church Square we visit Richmond Castle where we will have an included guided tour.

Re-joining the coach we will visit Berry’s Farm Shop and Café for a light lunch (included) before the coach will take us on to “The Key Centre”, Middleham, our base for the afternoon. We will walk across the village to Middleham Castle, former home of Richard III, and explore this English Heritage site. Returning to the Key Centre we will have a cream tea and a talk on horse racing by Mark Johnston from “Mark Johnston Racing” or one of his staff. We will return to York by coach arriving at approximately 6.15pm.

The fee of £39 is inclusive of coach travel, morning coffee, light lunch and afternoon cream tea, and fees at The Georgian Theatre Royal, The Key Centre and a donation to the afternoon speaker. Admission to Richmond and Middleham Castles is free to EH members. Non-members will have an additional amount to pay. English Heritage has not announced May 2017 prices as we went to press, but we anticipate the total for the two sites will be about £11 depending on group numbers and discounts.

YPS terms and conditions are available from the Lodge and online at

Please complete and return the form below if you wish to join the visit.

Thank you. Catherine Brophy, Organiser

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My Kingdom for a Horse