RuthinWelsh: Rhuthun) is a town in Denbighshire, Wales and has some of the finest black and white buildings in Wales. Ruthin School is located in the town and is one of the oldest independent schools in the United Kingdom, having been founded in 1284.
By trainTake a train to Wrexham, Chester, or Rhyl and then a bus to Ruthin.
By carLlangollen is 20 minutes away over the Horse Shoe Pass. To travel from Chester to Ruthin, head southeast on Northgate St. toward King St. With little traffic, the voyage should take around 40 minutes. From Wrexham to Ruthin, head northwest on St. Giles Way toward Town Hill; this should take about 35 minutes.
Ruthin is a small enough town to be able to get around by walking. For an easy walk around the town, start at the car park at the end of Clwyd Street, then walk towards the fields with the river on the right. Following this path to get a fantastic view of Ruthin Castle and Clwydian Range, as you head under the stone bridge and back into town. It should take approximately an hour and stretches for just over a mile around Ruthin's historic town and parkland area.
There is also the option to travel around town by bus 73, which stops at Ruthin Tesco, Market Square, St Peters Square, Tyn y Parc, Porth y Dre and Trem y Foel.
Ruthin Gaolphone: +44 1824 708281address: Clwyd St, LL15 1HPA Pentonville Style, Victorian age gaol. William Hughes was the last person to be hanged here.
NantClwyd HouseGrade 1 Listed Building, oldest timbered house in Wales.
The Squareincluding the 'Seven Eyes' aka 'Myddleton Arms', with its famous windows. Apparently it's called 'The Eyes of Ruthin', except by anyone who's ever been there.
Ruthin Craft Centrethis was allegedly going to become a petrol station for Tesco, but instead, they knocked down the old grey shed-like building, and replaced it with an expensive new grey shed-like building. Apparently, the architect intended the roof to emulate the pattern of the Clwydian range that lies behind it. However, Moel Famau looks nothing like an aircraft hangar.
Cae Ddolis nice on a sunny day. Picturesque park with lake and activities for children including a zip wire, swings and slides. Lake with ducks and swans; picnic tables available. Car parking at the park.
Moel FamauWalk up to the Jubilee Tower.
address: Coed Llandegla Forest
Visitors Information Centrepick up leaflets on walks and activities, including the outlying villages
Elfairphone: +44 1824 702575address: 18 Stryd ClwydA Welsh bookshop with a wide selection of Welsh books for all ages. Also Welsh CDs, DVDs, crafts, t-shirts and many other things from Wales.
Ruthin Book Shopaddress: 3 Upper Clwyd St
phone: 0845 123 5010 (high cost number)address: 17 Lon Parcwr Industrial Estate, Ruthin LL15 1NJPatchwork Paté is a multi award winning business. It is a food company based in the small town of Ruthin that specialises in Paté. The company also produces other foods such as soups, chutneys and even ice cream. There is a factory and a store on site that sells all of the products.
phone: +44 1824 707736address: 1 Upper Clwyd StA good restaurant: very busy, but excellent food. Not much room between tables, however!
W & G Jonesphone: +44 1824 702619address: 57 Well StA family-owned cafe serving tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and hot meals cooked to order.
Panda Gardenaddress: 8 Well StChinese food.
phone: +44 1824 707161address: 4 Well Stwon many awards for excellent home made pie recipes, three amazing chefs.
FinnsKebab shop and Bar Llaeth amongst others.
Myddelton Grill On The Squarephone: +44 1824 707842address: St Peter's Square, LL15 1AA
Shop Nainphone: +44 1824 703572address: 6 Well StExcellent licensed restaurant and cafe, good value for money. Gift and card shop set in historic house. Visit the display relating to the first printing of the Welsh National Anthem which took place in this building
phone: +44 1824 703178address: Graigfechan, LL15 2EUThis houses an extensive beer terrace, with wonderful views over the Vale and a large car park. It also contains a very popular restaurant that serves high quality food, and there are also camping facilities and self-catering apartments on offer. These apartments each sleep up to 7 people.
phone: +44 1824 702664address: Castle Street, LL15 2NUA four-star hotel with restaurant and spa - built upon the original 13th century Castle.
address: St Peters Squarevery popular
Morning Star Innlimited accommodation but very comfortable
phone: +44 7766 694514address: Graig, Llanelidan, LL15 2TBLog cabin glamping in a rural setting with panoramic views toward the Clwydian Mountain Range.