Porth y Dŵr   65 Clwyd Street   Ruthin   Denbighshire  LL15 1HN

Ruthin is easily accessible by car from the north and east via the M6, M56 and A494, or the A55 North Wales Expressway and A525. From the Midlands and south take the M54 and A5, the dramatic Horseshoe Pass (A542), and the A525. Manchester International Airport and the Liverpool John Lennon Airport connect to the world with international flights; ferry services to Ireland leave frequently from Holyhead. National rail services can be accessed at Chester and Rhyl.

London 215 miles               Manchester 60 miles     Liverpool 40 miles              Liverpool Airport 45 miles Llandudno 32 miles            Rhyl 18 miles              

Manchester Airport 52 miles        Birmingham 90 miles Chester 26 miles                        Holyhead 69 miles     Llangollen 16 miles                   Denbigh 7 miles

Come and enjoy the best of North Wales!

In Ruthin town, Wales’ oldest timber townhouse, Nantclwyd y Dre in Castle Street, is furnished to show the life and times of its residents over five centuries. The Old Gaol is a fascinating visitor experience where you can learn about the lives of prisoners in the Victorian era - the treatment they received, the food they ate, and the work they had to carry out. The Old Gaol also houses Denbighshire Archives, for those wishing to research local or family history. Ruthin Craft Centre is home to local craft studios and exhibition spaces, with a retail gallery selling a range of contemporary works. The Vale of Clwyd is alive with history and culture, with beautiful scenery, charming villages, and many listed buildings including the characteristic Vale double-aisled churches.

Both the walled medieval town of Denbigh, and ancient Rhuddlan with its 13th century parliament building, are dominated by the ruins of Edward I castles. Also located in the Vale of Clwyd, St Asaph Cathedral might preside over the second smallest city in the UK, but each September it steps forward to host an international music festival. For more of the best in world-class music and dance, cross the steep Horseshoe Pass to the popular town of Llangollen in the beautiful Dee Valley, home to the famous International Eisteddfod every July. Llangollen is a bustling town at any time of the year, and its canal system and spectacular aqueducts nearby have earned the area World Heritage Site status. The historic city of Chester, only 26 miles away, with its circuit of Roman walls, has something for everyone: history buffs will love the quirky medieval streets with half-timbered buildingsand famous two-tiered Rows, while the endless range of shops that line the galleries and arcades are a shopaholic’s paradise.  

The popular seaside resorts of the North Wales coast - Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno - are within easy reach, or a little further away are the quiet beaches of Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula - sometimes windswept - with their backdrop of mountains and moorland. There are plenty of parks and pools for kids’ play, and days out for enquiring minds might include Chester Zoo or the Blue Planet Aquarium. Families will love the Great Little Trains of Wales - narrow gauge lines running from coast to mountain top - and those who want to bring back memories of a bygone age can take a trip in a traditional railway carriage pulled by a full-size steam locomotive. And watch out for visits by Thomas the Tank Engine and friends!  

Few areas can match the scenic variety of north east Wales and the Borderlands, with historic towns and little villages nestling in rolling countryside, and tracts of open moorland and forest, all beneath huge skies. The Vale of Clwyd and its surroundings has so much to offer on its doorstep, everyone is sure to find their perfect holiday destination here.  

In the heart of the Denbigh Moors lie the two lakes of Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen where sailing and water skiing can be enjoyed; for more thrilling water sports, try white water river rafting, or ride the wave on a 300m fresh water surf lagoon! Cyclists can find an endless range of opportunities, from safe family-friendly tracks through woodland and countryside, to challenging road rides, and all levels of mountain bike routes. For the really fearless, there are tree top rope adventures and exhilarating zip lines, or bounce on a series of giant subterranean nets in a slate cavern!  Being only 5 miles from Clocaenog Forest, home to tracks that test some of the best drivers in the world on the Wales Rally GB - the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 - Porth y Dŵr provides rally enthusiasts with a great base close to the heart of the action!

The dramatic mountains, stunning lakes and pretty villages of Snowdonia National Park are a must for those who enjoy spectacular scenery, and for seekers of history and culture there are castles, stately homes and world-renowned gardens within easy travelling distance. Theatres, museums and galleries host performances and exhibitions at a national level, and north Wales has provided the backcloth for some favourite film and TV dramas. Come and find your favourite holiday experience with us soon!

Porth y Dŵr   65 Clwyd Street   Ruthin   Denbighshire   LL15 1HN


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