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Holidays near Ruthin in north Wales

 

If you are looking to take a break in the lovely Welsh countryside, the area surrounding Ruthin is good for a peaceful holiday.

Take walks in the countryside, go cycling and enjoy taking a walking tour of Ruthin itself.

The historical market town of Ruthin is attractive; there is a good number of period buildings to admire, a museum to visit, a market hall, open on Fridays, for fresh produce, home bakes and carfts. Wander around the town and you will discover a good number of independent shops to browse in.

Ruthin Market Square

Most people like to eat out sometimes during their holiday, and Ruthin can offer a selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.

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There is a 'Pay and Display' Car park in Ruthin town centre.

Things to see

  • The stone on which King Arthur is said to have beheaded Huail, the son of Caw.
  • The oldest building in town is Grade I listed Nantclwyd House in Castle Street which dates back to 1314
  • The Biddleton Arms Public House (image on left) is known as 'The Eyes of Ruthin' because of it numerous windows set into the roof.
  • The Old Courthouse bulit in the 14th Century with cells for prisoners in the basement and a vestige of the scaffold protruding from the eaves. The last hanging was in the 16th Centruey.
  • Historical Ruthin
  • The oldest chapel in Ruthin, Pendref Chapel dates back to 1827
  • Ruthin Castle on the outskirts of the town now serves as a hotel.

A walk around the town reveals numerous timber framed and colour-washed buildings.

Annual Events

  • 3rd Saturday in August - Ruthin Flower and Country Show

 

Places to visit near Ruthin

Denbigh Castle - 8 miles away

Rhyl seaside resort on the north coast is 18.5 miles of 40 minutes drive

Snowdonia - for a day out in the mountains

 

 

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