Ruthin Travel Guide

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    Ruthin - half timbered splendour
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Ruthin Hotels

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  • Ruthin Castle

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  • Ruthin Castle Hotel

    Corwen Rd, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2NU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Anchor Hotel

    Rhos Street, Ruthin, UK

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ye Olde Anchor Inn

    Rhos Street, Ruthin, LL15 1DY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Plas Efenechtyd Cottage B&B

    Ruthin, LL15 2LP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Manorhaus

    Well St, Ruthin, LL15 1AH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Woodlands Hall

    Llanfwrog, Ruthin, LL15 2AN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Fir Grove Country House

    Firgrove, Llanfwrog, Ruthin, LL15 2LL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Castle Hotel

    St Peters Square, Ruthin, LL15 1AA, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Ruthin Restaurants

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    An award winning restaurant with excellent fare, immaculately served, in the regal splendour of an ancient Welsh fortress.

    When we were here during midweek there were only a few other people. For the weekend "Mediaeval Feast" or the "Traditional Sunday Lunch" reservations are suggested.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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  • by CheyenneForYou Updated Mar 14, 2003

    The food was great, the restaurant was clean, the ambiance was warm and comfortable.
    Soft music, good food, great owners - it was wonderful.

    (Did I forget to mention that we owned it!!)

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp cocktail was great! The burgers were awsome and the steaks were unforgetable.

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Ruthin Shopping

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A collection of ten craft studios, a restaurant, and two galleries, Each shop displays the work of a different independent craftsman.

    What to buy: In the photo Karen is purchasing a blown glass rocking horse from it's creator, John Assiter Tuppen. He is a well know artisan whose clients include members of the royal family.

    What to pay: Typical tourist prices.

    Karen Adds to Her Rocking Horse Collection
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    • Arts and Culture

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Ruthin Local Customs

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    by Jivegirl Written Apr 13, 2010

    On the town square outside Barclays bank you will come across an old stone.
    This is known as Maen Huail and is said to be linked to King Arthur.

    The story goes that Arthur and Huail fought a duel over a lady. Arthur was injured by Huail who swore on pain of death never again to refer to the duel or Arthurs injury.

    Some time later when Arthur was dancing at some festivities in the town Huail foolishly commented that he would dance better without the limp. Incensed that Huail had broken his promise and mockingly referred to his injury Arthur beheaded Huail there and then on the nearby stone.

    What Arthur was doing in Ruthin noone knows.......

    To ruin a good story this stone is most likely an erratic brought into the area by prehistoric glacial flow. An interesting story in itself.

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    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel

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Ruthin Off The Beaten Path

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    by Jivegirl Updated Apr 13, 2010

    If you are feeling energetic walk up Moel Famau (Mother of the mountains) part of the Clwydian range and take a walk to the Jubilee Tower built for George 3rd, now ruined and a fantastic viewpoint. You can drive to Blwch Pen Barras car park from nearby Ruthin if you are not feeling so energetic.

    Even if you don't make it to the tower you will see some magnificent views including the nearby hillforts.There is a clear path so it makes the walk easier you even see people attempting it with buggies!

    There are many waymarked tracks around here. The path to the Jubilee Tower has a free audio tour that you can download from the Heather and Hillforts Project site and the tour website
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    You might notice some posts with telephone numbers on them which will enable you to access the trail via your mobile.

    On a good day you can see for miles, as far away as Snowdonia or Liverpool. Thankfully there are some benches where you can take a rest and survey your surroundings. You can also see strange cuts in the heather and gorse. These aren't a moorland version of crop circles and signs of alien life but specially cut sites for the rare black grouse to "lek" or strut around in order to impress potential mates.

    You can take a path and a longer walk towards Loggerheads Country Park where you can visit the Cafe Flo or nip over the road to the Loggerheads pub. If this is a bit too far just return to the car park, and perhaps try the Drovers pub in Rhewl, or the Castle Hotel in Ruthin. Better still take a picnic with you in the first place but please take your rubbish home!

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    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 12, 2004

    In the centre of Ruthin, an attractive little town in Wales, is a building with 7 dormer windows. This is unusual and they are laid out in a manner that appears haphazard on the outside. They are referred to as "the Eyes of Ruthin."

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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

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