A MECCA FOR HIKERS & CYCLISTS
A gateway or the perfect location to explore this National Treasure. The hills are alive with the sound of exploration here in North Wales. We are more than happy to accommodate groups visiting our wonderful historic hotel.
If you are thinking of or in the midst of planning a cycling trip, we have you covered. If you find yourself looking for a perfect location for a quiet break away & still want to get that walk in, then our doorstep is literally the first step you’ll need to take.
Cycling In North Wales. Quiet Roads & Stunning Views
Ruthin Castle offers the perfect location to enjoy some of the finest rides, both on & off-road in the area. The hotel sits next to the Clwydian Range, home to a vast array of fabulous routes for road cyclists. If you wish to head further afield, both Snowdonia National Park & the iconic Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen can all be incorporated within a ride from Ruthin.
Superb mountain biking can be enjoyed at nearby Moel Famau Country Park & the Clwyd Forest. Alternatively, for those that are after a more relaxed pedal, the 14 mile Sea Front Trail is perfect – offering an easy ride and refreshment options along the route that takes in Rhyl, Prestatyn, & Rhuddlan. Cycling clubs, teams, & corporate groups have all utilised the hotel as a base for breaks, tours & conferences & we welcome future enquiries. We are a ‘cycle friendly’ hotel & provide secure storage, drying facilities & cleaning equipment for the muddiest of bikes.
Walking In Ruthin & The Clwydian Range
The hotel is situated in the Vale of Clwyd – a walker’s paradise. One of North Wales’ most visited beauty spots offers a spectacular variety of scenery & routes to be explored – from dramatic mountains to the lush rolling valleys. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.
Obvious highlights include an ascent of nearby Moel Famau for glorious views, or why not tackle a section of the historic Offa’s Dyke Path – at 177 miles, the longest ancient monument in the UK, & named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s greatest walks. Alternatively, jump in the car, head east & take on the challenge of Snowdon – the highest peak in Wales with its range of fabulous ascent options
A selection of maps with a variety of interesting local walks can be collected from Reception or downloaded here. Please note that stout footwear is required for all.
We specialise & frequently accommodate walking groups & tours – please contact our Reservations office for details.
Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, located on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse & unique landscapes. Along with being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia is home to the largest natural lake in Wales & the highest mountain in England & Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages including Betws y Coed, Beddgelert & Llanberis. Steeped in culture & rich history, where more than half its population speak their native Welsh language.