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This regal hotel, dating back to the 1200s, is the ideal place to stay if you want to tour the stunning countryside of northern Wales. It’s in an incredibly picturesque setting, making it suitable for weekends away or for family holidays, or even business meetings. The town of Ruthin itself is known to be haunted, making Ruthin Castle and the surrounding areas one of the spookiest locations in Wales…
Lady Grey of Ruthin Castle is probably the most well-known ghost of the castle, although there are others – visitors have reported seeing a soldier, as well as a little girl. Lady Grey is said to have found out her husband was having an affair with a peasant girl, and then subsequently killed her husband’s mistress. After this, she was tried of murder and sentenced to death and since then, has not left the castle. She’s been seen in the banqueting hall and wandering the castle battlements. The ghostly figure of the soldier has also been spotted wearing just one glove, wandering the ground of the castle. Ghostly orbs have also been seen, which are taken to be an indicator of the presence of one or more human spirits.
The castle was built in 1217 by Edward the 1st as a strong baronial castle, complete with numerous defences. Before this time, the castle was actually a wooden fortress. King Edward wanted to control the Welsh, and so gave Ruthin Castle to Dafydd, brother of Prince Llewellyn ap Gryyudd in return for his help. In 1282, Llewellyn was considered a traitor when allegiances changed, and Reginald de Grey was then granted the castle in return for building the ‘finest army in the world’ on behalf of King Edward as a reward for his success.
The modern stone castle was built within the castle ruins in 1826 and was owned by the Cornwallis-West family, where it gained fame and notoriety due to the family’s escapades. In 1923, the castle was sold to a private hospital firm and used for the treatment of obscure diseases. It was then then converted into a hotel in the 1960s after being bought at auction.
Ruthin Castle hotel boasts lots of rooms, including twin rooms and double rooms in a number of different price categories, so you’ll find something for every personality and pocket at this stunning hotel. There are some suites, some four-poster rooms, and an excellent mix of modern and contemporary rooms with all the mod-cons and luxurious traditional rooms with sumptuous fittings and fabrics.
The hotel is well-known for being incredibly luxurious and they absolutely pride themselves on that luxuriousness. You’ll find that every single last detail has been taken care of – down to the cushions, the bedspread and the furniture in your hotel room, all of the little things most definitely add up in this hotel to create a hotel stay fit for a king. You’ll also find a restaurant and bar at the hotel, catering to your every need whether you fancy a 5-course meal or a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The bar serves snacks, and you’ll find a choice of set menus and a la carte menus in Bertie’s restaurant.
Medieval banqueting is also available at the castle, where you will be taken on a tour of the castle, given a feast in the banqueting hall and then entertained by ladies of the court and court stewards in both English and Welsh before dancing the night away at the disco. Whatever your reason for staying in north Wales, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the staff at Ruthin Castle and you are sure to enjoy your stay in the sumptuous surroundings. Just don’t be surprised if you hear something go bump in the night…
If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday, you won’t need to go far to find things to do. You can get a beauty treatment, go to the gym, play snooker, explore the castle ruins, relax in the library, take a walk around the gardens, parks and woods and even take traditional afternoon tea at the castle. Travel a little further afield and you can enjoy hiking, water sports, canoeing, or you can take a look at the Italian/Welsh town of Portmeiron.
All rates are for one night.
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