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Ruthin tourist guide

Ruthin is an historical town dating back to the 13th Century noted for its wonderful local produce, in particular potatoes, turnips, oats, barley and wheat. The baronial Ruthin Castle, with just three of its original five round towers and ruined double-towered gatehouse now incorporated into a luxury hotel, is a truly atmospheric location for walks. It is said by many to be the most romantic and mysterious of any of the UK's castles and was one of the first castles in Britain to hold themed mediaeval banquets.

Amongst the fascinating old buildings in the town, the old courthouse is certainly a most impressive medieval building, dating back to the early 14th Century. The remains of the execution scaffolding can still be seen projecting from the building's eaves. The magnificent oak paneled roof of nearby St Peter's Church is said to have been given by Henry VII. Also worthy of seeing is the oldest building in Ruthin, the Grade I listed timber-framed Nantclwyd House, located in Castle Street. Famed throughout the area, the Myddelton Arms, with its windows known as the 'eyes of Ruthin' has a quite incredible roof.

There's no shortage of intimate restaurants and inns in the town, all serving locally-produced and cooked food, supported by a true Welsh welcome.

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