Local Attractions Near Ruthin Castle

We're extremely proud to be a part of Ruthin - a picturesque, Medieval town that boasts some beautiful boutique shopping, fine dining and local attractions.

Why not explore the following:

Ruthin Craft Centre

The Centre for the Applied Arts

Visit three galleries showing the best in National and International contemporary applied art, along with on-site makers studios, café and retail gallery.

Distance: Walking distance from The Castle gates.

Ruthin Gaol

The only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction. Explore its nooks and crannies and learn about life in the Victorian prison system. See how the prisoners lived their daily lives: what they ate, how they worked, and the punishments they suffered. Explore the cells including the punishment, 'dark' and condemned cell.

Distance: Walking distance from The Castle gates.

Nantclwyd y dre

Wales’s oldest dated timbered townhouse

The house was started in 1435 and has been added to, updated and upgraded throughout the centuries. Nantclwyd y Dre has been beautifully restored to demonstrate the changing fashions and the lives of its residents.

Distance: Walking distance from The Castle gates.

Loggerheads Country Park

With its beautiful wooded river valley, dramatic cliffs and outcrops, Loggerheads is great for a short stroll or an ideal place to start exploring the Clwydian Range. It has a well marked Discovery Trail and easily accessible pathways around the park and to the hills and valleys beyond.

Distance: 8miles

Blue Planet Aquarium

Home to over 100 living displays including Europe’s largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium offers a whole world of underwater discovery.

Distance: 25miles

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage. It is a living community of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music, and plays a key role for the Christian community across Chester, the Wirral and Cheshire. We welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Distance: 22miles

National Waterways Museum

Experience life aboard the waterways. Enjoy extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings; the museum offers a great day out where time slows down and history comes to life.

Distance: 27miles

Surf Snowdonia

From adrenaline thrills & spills on the Crash and Splash lagoon and SUP safaris, kayaking and kiddies soft play. This outdoor adventure destination is a must when staying with us.

Distance: 38miles

Gulliver's World

From log flumes to rollercoasters, go and enjoy over 50 rides and attractions in this fun theme park.

Distance: 44miles

Zip World

A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europes longest ziplines or the massive underground trampolines & high-rope cavern adventures.

Distance: 27miles

Conwy Castle

Conwy is by any standards one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe. First impressions are of tremendous military strength, a dominating position and unity and compactness of design.

Distance: 34miles


Llandudno is a coastal town in north Wales. It’s known for North Shore Beach and 19th-century Llandudno Pier, with shops and a games arcade.

Distance: 31miles

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