A Brief History
of Ruthin

1923 to Present Ruthin Castle - A Short History

In 1923, after the demise of the Cornwallis-West family, The Castle was sold to become an eminent international private clinic for the investigation and treatment of obscure medical diseases, but was subsequently closed around 1950.


Early 60s

In the early 1960’s The Castle was purchased at auction and converted into an hotel. One of its most notable guests since was HRH Prince Charles who stayed on his way to his investiture as Prince of Wales (the 21st Prince of Wales since the new title began in 1301).

In 2004, Ruthin Castle was purchased by Anthony and Amanda Saint Claire. The Saint Claire family have since partnered with the Walshe family. In 2015 Ruthin Castle Conservation Trust was formed and became a Charitable Trust in 2016 No EW50389..