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Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa, Ruthin

Castle Street, Ruthin, LL15 2NU, UK
Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa, Ruthin Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa, Ruthin 01824 702664 Castle Street Ruthin
87 out of 100% 16 votes
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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Spa Treatments
    Spa Treatments
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

While staying at the stunning Ruthin Castle Hotel sink into luxurious accommodation worthy of a Prince or Princess, indulge in exquisite dining and unwind in the distinctive spa.

Susan SlavenReservations
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Spa Treatments
    Spa Treatments
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 58

Parking Spaces: 60

Steps into Hotel: 4

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Ruthin Castle Hotel in Ruthin is an imposing Welsh castle hotel dating back to the 13th Century and is steeped in history. Located within an area of natural beauty in North Wales this four star castle hotel is in a great location for visiting the popular Welsh towns of Wrexham, Llangollen and the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

Sleep like a King or Queen in one of Ruthin Castle’s 58 ensuite bedrooms, each of which blend the original era of The Castle with modern comfort and offer facilities such as complimentary WiFi. There many different styles of rooms to choose from within the castle including standard, deluxe, suites and the Princes of Wales Suite.

Enjoy local fresh fare whilst staying in this authentic Welsh Castle. Bertie’s Restaurant offers a flamboyant dining atmosphere serving an a la carte menu crafted by the Executive Chef using only the freshest ingredients, sourced from the very best local suppliers. Alternatively for more relaxed and informal dining the Library Bar or Cornwallis Lounge has a more traditional menu available. Ruthin Castle also provides a superb stage for hosting themed medieval dinners modelled upon the legendary feasts the Earl of Warwick held at The Castle in the 16th century.

The Moat Spa at Ruthin Castle is aptly named as it rests beside the rustic woodland grounds of The Castle’s original moat. Leave the world behind you with treatments and the thermal suite that will help relax your mind and revive your spirit.

The Ruthin Castle Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 5
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

Castle Luxury Rooms
The Castle’s Luxury guest rooms are more compact than others. Like other guest rooms, these have been designed to reflect the character of this authentic Welsh Castle; many offer views of the gardens, Castle grounds, open fields or woodlands.

Castle Luxury guest room bathrooms are modern, many with slate character and bath and/or shower facilities.

Castle Deluxe Rooms
The Castle Deluxe Double guest rooms are exclusive and more spacious than our Castle Luxury rooms and finished above the Visit Wales 4 star standard.

These guest rooms are designed to reflect the character of this authentic, magical Welsh Castle with views of the gardens, Castle estate and woodlands (depending upon room location). The deluxe bathrooms are modern, many with slate character with bath and/or shower facilities.

Suites at Ruthin Castle
The Suites are as authentic and indulgent as The Castle itself, each offering very unique styling and decoration inspired by previous high profile guests of The Castle. At the same time, modern comforts and conveniences abound including Nespresso Machines and Ruthin Castle Robes for all the Castle Suites.

Named after Mary Cornwallis-West or ‘Patsy’ to her close friends and family. The original oil portraits of Patsy and her husband, Colonel Cornwallis-West, the former owner of the castle, are featured in the Inner Hallway of Ruthin Castle. Patsy was a renowned, vivacious hostess who was frequently visited at the castle by her lover, Edward, Prince of Wales. This is a striking bright silver room with a stunning feature bed regally draped from a ceiling coronet to echo the form of a four poster. It also features large antique mirrors and a corner bay window with views over The Castle gardens, ancient Medieval walls and the surrounding countryside. The large feature bathroom is again in silver, with a double ‘bath-to-share’, separate shower and walk-in wardrobe.

Styled after Jennie Jerome, better known as Lady Randolph Churchill and mother of Sir Winston Churchill. Jennie was a frequent visitor to The Castle and lived here at times following her marriage to George Cornwallis-West. This room is both dramatic and quirky, reflecting that Jennie was a writer by picturing bookcases around all the walls to create a library effect. The King size leather sleigh bed has pillars either side and features a prominent classical bust on a softly illuminated stand behind the bed. The bay window looks out over The Castle gardens towards surrounding countryside. The room also features a unique open-plan, mirror-surrounded, bath area with a double ‘bath-to-share’ shower combination.

A frequent visitor to The Castle, Lillie Langtry was a famous actress, a ‘professional beauty’, and another lover of Edward, Prince of Wales. This room has an eccentric country house feel, opulent and ornate in style with a modern black four poster bed. Behind the bed is a walk-in ‘dressing room’ befitting an actress, with automatic lighting and open hanging space. The room features beautiful antique furniture, photographs of Lillie, an open fireplace, a red bedspread and a red chandelier that represent the lust and flamboyance associated with her character. A beautifully decorated screen reminiscent of the bedroom changing screens of her time, hides a large double ‘bath-to-share’ with a separate double shower room and toilet. A large bay window overlooks The Castle gardens and woodland.

Named after Oscar Wilde one of the leading writers, poets and playwrights of the Edwardian era. Oscar was a visitor to The Castle and close friends with other Castle notaries such as Patsy Cornwallis West and Lillie Langtry. The 'Oscar' is an individual compact suite with silver bed and separate lounge complete with flat screen digital televisions and modern day in-room facilities. Fully finished comfortably above Visit Wales 4 star standard, the suite overlooks an inner garden area and woodland.

The Glyndwr
Named after Owain Glyndwr, probably the most renown of all Welsh nationalists and leader of the Welsh people. Glyndwr had several skirmishes with the De Grey family of Ruthin Castle and attacked and laid siege to The Castle. Upon failing to take it, he set fire to the town of Ruthin and left it burning. This is an exclusive and individual suite with draped bedhead, lounge and optional interconnecting second bedroom. The Suite is fully finished to above Visit Wales 4 star standard with views over The Castle estate and woodland. The master bedroom has adjoining exposed feature bath and separate shower with slate character. The lounge also contains a sofa bed for occasional use.

The De Grey
Named after the De Grey family who occupied Ruthin Castle for centuries from the 13th century. Reginald De Grey was reputedly the former Sheriff of Nottingham tasked with raising ‘the finest army in the land’ to defeat the followers of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. His family controlled the lands around Chester and into Wales for centuries and his descendants included Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just nine days. This is an exclusive and individual suite with draped bedhead, lounge and optional interconnecting second bedroom, with views across The Castle estate and woodland. The Suite is fully finished to above Visit Wales 4 star standard. The master bedroom has adjoining exposed feature bath and separate shower with slate character. The lounge also contains a sofa bed for occasional use.

The Myddleton
Named after the Myddleton family of Chirk who [following demolition of much of Ruthin Castle by Act of Parliament after its owner, King Charles I was defeated in the Civil War] built the core of the current castle within the ruins of the ancient castle around two centuries ago. This comfortable Suite looks into the wooded area around The Castle moat with private slate character bathroom. The Myddleton Suite is fully finished comfortably above Visit Wales 4 star standard the lounge also contains a sofa bed for occasional use.

The Prince of Wales Suite 
The Prince of Wales is The Castle's largest and most individual 'bed chamber' - occupying the whole floor of a tower and named in recognition of The Castle's historic connections with the title 'Prince of Wales'.
The Prince of Wales Suite represents grandeur and is lavish and flamboyant in style. Antique furniture features throughout the room along with an original carved-wood open fireplace. Three large bay windows offer views of The Castle, its grounds and gardens.
The centrepiece of this large suite though is a stunning, raised, King sized bed above which a majestic iron chandelier hangs from the high ceiling. Hidden away behind the bed is a luxurious double bath surrounded by mirrors, leather surfaces and cushions.


Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

Bertie's Restaurant
Bertie was the name given fondly to King Edward VII by his family. Bertie was a frequent house-guest at Ruthin Castle over many years and a lover of fine wines, whisky, champagne and gourmet cuisine.

Bertie's Restaurant brings the indulgence and excitement of the King's era to The Castle today. Enjoy a pan-European influenced menu beneath sparkling chandeliers with quiet corners for romantic dinners and spacious tables for larger groups.

Opening Times:
Breakfast: is served from 7.00am – 10am weekdays (8am – 10.30am weekends).
Lunch: is served daily from 12 until 2pm.
Afternoon Tea: 2pm until 4pm.
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday, 6.30pm – 9pm last sitting.
Fri and Saturday 6.30pm – 9.30pm last sitting.

View Sample Bertie's Menu

Afternoon Tea at Ruthin Castle
The Afternoon Tea for Two is something very special… It's chic, stylish and very tasty. Sneak into our authentic Welsh Castle for an afternoon of indulgence.

Served in Bertie's (Monday - Saturday), The Library Bar, Cornwallis Lounge and 'al fresco' on the adjoining Bar Terrace or Peacock Garden (weather permitting)

Served daily 2pm until 4pm

Library Bar
Escape from the world, sit back and relax in the traditionally styled, oak panelled bookcase Library with magnificent ceiling and leather sofas. Enjoy lunch or an informal dinner from the popular menu, or why not indulge yourself and experience the exquisite Afternoon Tea for Two.
In summer months - or weather permitting! - enjoy Afternoon Tea or dine 'al fresco' on the Bar Terrace or nearby Peacock Garden - offering views across The Castle grounds and stunning countryside.

View Sample Bar Menu

Medieval Feasts
Ruthin Castle provides a superb stage for hosting themed medieval dinners. Revellers assemble in the Presence Chamber for the partaking of bread and salt, age-old symbols of hospitality. The fully costumed Court Steward will then escort you into the lofty Banqueting Hall where the Ladies of the Court will entertain, sing (in both Welsh and English), and lead the evening’s feasting with daggers and fingers accompanied by a Toast of mead and a Goblet of Wine (Red or White available).
Guests may wear everyday clothing, their own costume, or hire one from the Costume Company.

The feasts take place on specific dates throughout the year.



tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Relaxation Area
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Thermal Suite

Leave the world behind you when you step into The Moat Spa at Ruthin Castle. The spa rests in the rustic woodland grounds of this authentic Welsh Castle's moat and the treatments will help relax your mind and revive your spirit.



Location & Directions

Directions to Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa in Ruthin

Ruthin Castle is located within acres of parkland in the heart of the Medieval town of Ruthin, North Wales. Ruthin is easily accessible from North West England, just 22miles west of Chester, 38miles from Liverpool and 55miles from Manchester.

The Castle is located on Castle Street, just off the main Town Square in the direction of Corwen. Look out for the stone entrance archway. If you're lucky, a number of our resident peacocks may be out to greet you as you proceed along the driveway.

Getting Here by Road
From Manchester and Leeds direction (M6 North)

From the M6 join the M56 (signposted Chester & North Wales) at Junction20. Follow the M56 to its end and continue toward the A55 following 'North Wales'. Exit the A55 following signs for Mold. Ruthin is then clearly signposted from Mold on the A545.

From Birmingham and the south (M6)
From the M6 join the M54 towards Telford. At the end of the M54 join the A5 and follow signs for North Wales & Llangollen. At Llangollen turn right into the Town Centre, crossing the river, and then left at the T-Junction.
Follow signs for Ruthin - leading across the Horseshoe Pass - go straight over the next roundabout, then turn left at the T-Junction. Stay on this road travelling through the Nant-y-Garth Pass, continuing to follow signs for Ruthin.

Getting Here by Rail
From Chester Railway Station, we recommend either renting a car or taking a taxi.

Getting Here by Air
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 45miles, whilst Manchester International Airport is 48miles away. Car rental is available at both airports. A Helicopter landing-pad is available on The Castle Estate. For co-ordinates and to make arrangements for landing, please contact The Castle.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Please note the Ruthin Castle Hotel will be closed from the 23rd March 2020 - 20th April 2020

Children's Rates:

When adding children to a reservation the rate quoted will be based on 2 adults only. Children's will be added on at the hotel as follows:
0 - 3 years old: Free 
4 - 12 years old: £20 per child per night BB, £35 per child per night DBB

Dog Friendly:
Dogs are welcome at the Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa. A supplement of £15 per dog per night applies. 

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Climbing

Things to see and do while staying at the Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa
With Ruthin Castle as your base, you can:

Historic Ruthin:
Medieval Ruthin is an architectural gem. Resting at the foot of the magnificent Clwydian Range, it provides a unique shopping experience, including a great variety of shops to suit all requirements.
Distance: Walking distance from The Castle gates.

Cross the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct by canal boat or on foot if you’ve a good head for heights because it’s 40 metres above the Dee Valley below.
Distance: 19 miles

Follow Offa's Dyke National Trail , which passes through the Clwydian Range on an epic 177-mile journey from Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow to near-by Prestatyn.
Distance: 3miles to nearest location

Visit Llangollen, a delightful town where you can enjoy steam railway trips or visit the International Eisteddfod in July for its annual celebration of music and dance.
Distance: 16miles

Discover Portmeirion - Clough Williams-Ellis' private village resort - built from 1925 to 1976. The village is surrounded by 70acres of sub-tropical woodlands gardens.
Distance: 43miles

Venture up Snowdon on the Mountain Railway. Since 1896 people, regardless of age or fitness, have claimed the peak of Snowdon as one of their lifetime achievements!
Distance: 54miles


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