Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire, North Wales

Ruthin, Denbighshire

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The Hotel

Ruthin Castle is a magical Welsh hotel with medieval roots dating back to the days of Edward I. It is steeped in over 700 years of history dating back prior to 1277 and dates back to the legend of King Arthur!

Ruthin Castle or the ‘Red Fort’ dominates the old settlement of Ruthin, a charming medieval market town located in North Wales and is set within acres of woods and parkland a little over 20 miles from Chester, in an area of outstanding natural beauty - this is truly a romantic hotel steeped in history.

You could bring a team of merry men (or women!) for a themed night of fun, food and laughter; enjoy great facilities in a secluded venue or even book the wedding of your dreams within the ancient walls and picturesque grounds.

Although large parts of the castle were destroyed in the 17th century, the ancient ruins were added to from 1826 to create the present castle which forms the core of the hotel.

The Spa

The scenic grounds feature an original walled dry moat and acres of private landscaped gardens, parks and woodland, resting alongside the River Clwyd –perfect for a relaxing stroll!

The Moat rests in the rustic woodland grounds of an ancient castle’s moat. It has been created in a unique style - playful yet sophisticated bringing together nature and luxury.

The Moat is designed to challenge the concept of what has become the generic spa experience. This very special spa draws heavily on its majestic North Wales setting in both its design and use of quality local products in their treatments. It is further influenced by a wide range of cultures from around the globe.

Here you’ll find a world of extremes from a baking hot outdoor sauna and invigorating hot tubs coupled with cool spring water showers and cocoon seats swinging in the refreshing summer breeze. After your treatments, you might snuggle up with a blanket on one of the over-sized loungers overlooking a comfortably cosy fire and perhaps dream of knights and ladies!

At The Moat, it is made possible to seamlessly indulge in a professional spa experience while also connecting with the great outdoors.

The Bedrooms

Why not book a stay in one of Ruthin Castle’s 60 comfortable bedrooms and later on dine on award winning cuisine created using only the freshest local produce?

All standard en suite bedrooms are modern, with TV, WiFi internet access, with garden or open fields and forest view.


The Dining

Two rosette awarded Bertie’s Restaurant (named after King Edward V11) offers locally sourced produce, enjoy bar meals and afternoon tea in the Library Bar, or a lighter snack in the Pantry Spa in the Moat.

The Area

The castle is also conveniently close to Chester with its fantastic shops and culture as well as the picturesque scenic areas of Llangollen, the North Welsh Coast, Snowdonia and Betws-y-Coed.

Ruthin Castle is a royal Welsh gem just waiting for you to explore it!