I spent last weekend visiting some northern acquaintances in Yorkshire. On Saturday we went on an adventure to Richmond Castle via Darlington. And a very pleasant castle it is too! It’s got a nicely preserved keep which you can climb to the top of for some excellent views of the quaint market town and surrounding countryside. By happy coincidence there was some medieval event on featuring people hitting each other with swords and such like. We managed to dodge the storm clouds for the whole day which was a bonus.