Ruthin Certificated Locations

Ruthin is the county town of Denbighshire in North Wales and lies in the Vale of Clwyd. The oldest part of town is at the top of a hill, while the newer parts are nestled around the bottom.

It's a great place for a British break as it's such an interesting place - and it's ideal for history buffs and anyone with a love of the gruesome past.

Ruthin town centre, St Peter's Square, has an excellent collection of medieval and timber-framed buildings and you'll find cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops tucked away within.

On Castle Street, look out for the lump of glacial limestone called Maen Huail, which King Arthur purportedly beheaded someone. Nanclwyd y Dre is open to the public and is Wales's oldest timber-framed building. Each room is decorated in the style of a different historical period, all the way back to 1435, which is truly fascinating.

Ruthin Gaol is also well worth a visit as it has been made into a museum where you can hear the stories of people locked away in light-deprivation cells during Victorian times.

Stepping away from the macabre, Ruthin is also fantastic for walkers, as it's close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Offa's Dyke and the Clwydian Range.