With its fairy tale castle and ghost story for every corner, the historical town of Ruthin in North Wales dates back to the 13th century and is an extraordinary place to visit. The lively craft scene and superb walking attract those with a love of culture as well as the great outdoors.
Ruthin in North Wales Ruthin takes its namesake from the grand 1800s crenelated mansion that resides in the town, built within the walls of the red sandstone fortress which was famously pulled apart by Oliver Cromwell’s forces in the 1600s. The heart of the old market town is best described as an orderly jumble of black-and-white medieval buildings stuffed alongside characterful dwellings from all different eras. For a truly unique getaway, stay outside the town in one of the beautiful Welsh villages, many of the farms and cottages offer self-catering accommodation in the most magical and private of settings.
Luxury Breaks and Walking Holidays in Ruthin, North Wales Located in such an extraordinary part of Wales, around a hill in the southern part of the Vale of Clyyd, guests will find walking opportunities in abundance when holidaying in Ruthin. Particularly scenic is the woodland walk to Moel Famau country park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the highest and possibly most beautiful point of the Clwydian Range. A break in Ruthin or North Wales wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Snowdonia; this National Park covers 838 square miles and is one of three natural parks found in Wales. With its formidable mountain shield, the landscape is breath-taking and unique. There are nine mountain ranges here and they cover over half of the national park’s surface. Some of the peaks reach over 3,000 feet (915m), so visitors should think carefully when booking their holiday cottage base! Big roll top baths and hot tubs come highly recommended, there’s no better way to soothe tired limbs after a day’s adventures.