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Autumn Gardens Update

Following a summer of non-stop growing, Autumn has arrived and the grass has had its last cut of the year. Now is the time for clearing the leafs fallen from the trees, using both a leaf blower and a rake. With raking up a lot of the leaves, this allows us to bag these to make compost for the many beds around the Ruthin estate. Removing the leaves will protect the grass and will also help stop … [Read more...]

Summer Gardens Update

The last couple of months at Ruthin Castle, the Gardens have been very dry following the beautifully sunny weather, which has been a challenge sometimes in the gardens. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally responsible, we are looking at ways to improve how we manage the grass and lawn areas of the Castle. During the National 'No mow' May, when the grass starts shooting up and large … [Read more...]

Spring Has Arrived!

After a surprise late wintry blast in March,  it looks like we're experiencing spring weather at last. It was lovely to see the Clwydian hills covered in a thick blanket of snow - I even managed to ski to my local pub one evening which was a real treat! Fabulous to see the Castle cherry trees were coming into spring flowers.  A lovely time of year - seeing the grounds wake up from their … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Muddy!

What is the Mud Rasul? Dating back over hundreds of years the Mud Rasul is of Arabic decent and uses mineral-rich mud to detoxify, cleanse your skin and ease muscle aches and pains. The Mud Rasul is a private, warm, sanctuary (think of it as your own private steam room) just for you and your guest. Start by applying a salt to really exfoliate and prepare your skin. Shower until your skin is … [Read more...]

The Winter Plan

During January I take some holiday time skiing in the French Alps (Praz du Lys near Morzine) where I used to work as a Transfer Driver in between gardening. Things slow down a little in the gardens of Ruthin Castle so it's an opportunity to catch up on some time in the snowy Alps. We've experienced quite a snowfall from a storm that swept across France in Mid January, the United Kingdom also … [Read more...]

Meet The Groundskeeper

My name is Jonathan Price and I'm the Groundskeeper at Ruthin Castle. I started working at the Castle about 6 years ago as an assistant to the gardening team. I was part time at first spending the winters working in France, but have gradually become the main groundskeeper responsible for the upkeep of the historic gardens that surround Ruthin Castle. If you visit the Castle you'll probably see … [Read more...]

The Great Gatehouse Restoration

A fascinating morning with the teams from the Ruthin Castle Conservation Trust, Cadw, and IBEX Technical Access LTD, learning of their progress with the restoration of our historic Great Gatehouse here at the Castle Established in 2016, the Trust was established with the aim to conserve as much of the ruins within the grounds as possible. The Castle has a long and fascinating history, dating … [Read more...]

Meet the Wedding Co-Ordinator!

My name is Jodie, I am one of the wedding coordinators here at Ruthin Castle. I live with my fiance, our daughter and our Labrador, Harley. I originally started my events career working as a wedding singer! I loved being a part of weddings all over the world and arrived at Ruthin early 2022. I love it here at the castle and there is nothing better than seeing our couples faces light up when … [Read more...]


Improve strength, fitness, lose body fat Starts Wednesday 22nd at 6pm with Spa & Fitness Manager Scot Thompson -Military style bootcamp but FUN & gains guaranteed! -Tractor tyres. Sandbags. Hill sprints. Burpees...and more -30 minute session in the Castle grounds each Wednesday -Numbers limited to 10 per session. First come first served! -18 years & over only To … [Read more...]

A Prince among Dragons!

I bet you wondered where this blog was going with that headline?  Did you know a book has been written with Ruthin Castle lending its historical accuracy to the backdrop of the story? A Prince among Dragons was written by B. A Shellenberg who resides all they way over in Vancouver, Canada. The story follows John a young boy turned into a dragon and Annabelle, his sisters struggle to get … [Read more...]