Starting at York Minster, the Olympic Torch paid a visit to the National Railway Museum before making its way through through Thirsk, Northallerton and Richmond.

In Northallerton, 13 year old George Conway, who has a rare muscular disorder, carried the torch, accompanied by his father.

2012 Chairman Lord Coe greeted the torch in Richmond, where he also opened the new wing at Richmond School. The flame was carried on through the Market Square to the castle.

Lord Coe at Richmond School Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The torch arrives at Richmond Castle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The last stop in the region was Barnard Castle, from where the torch headed west to Cumbria.