Situated in the Vale of Clwyd Ruthin is a small historic market town in Denbighshire, North Wales, overlooking the River Clwyd.
DoodleIT is also based here providing web design Ruthin and although we may be a little biased we think it is a most charming town.
I enjoy exploring it’s twisty streets off the main road and viewing the most stunning architecture, enchanting shops and excellent coffee and cake shops. There’s so much much to offer visitors as well as locals.
There are also many first class restaurants such as “On the Hill” which has a very good local reputation. If you’re looking for a quick coffee and cake stop I can personally recommend the Square.
A little history of Ruthin
Ruthin has an exciting history dating back over 700 years including scandal, battle and siege. Nowadays it is the centre of administration for the county of Denbighshire.
Ghost stories of Ruthin
By Nick Bourne
Storyteller Ruth Moore-Williams uses facts, legends and fiction to give an insight into Ruthin’s historic and grisly past.
Ruthin is not short of ghost stories. There’s a different one on practically every corner of St Peter’s Square at the top of town.
There’s the sound of a ghostly wail which has been noted, apparently, by several different customers using the hole-in-the-wall cash machine at the Nat West Bank which was, long ago, Ruthin’s old court house, with its gallows once erected on the site of what is now the cash machine.
Across the road on Castle Street there is the imposing arched entrance into medieval Castle Hotel, itself the scene of numerous ghost stories, most notably Lady Grey, as well as the ‘drowning pool’ which needs little explanation except to say it was reputed to be in constant use around the time Owain Glyndwr laid siege to the town.
As Ruth pointed out, there are countless variations of the story of Lady Grey – or the grey lady – some saying she was from the 1100s and others from the 1500s but both accounts involve her being put to death for the murder of her husband.
Meanwhile, another road leading off the square is Clwyd Street and Ruthin Gaol where Ruth led her group of would-be ghost hunters – families who had booked on a Denbighshire Council-organised heritage tour one late September Sunday afternoon – to recount more tales of the town’s past.
Businesses in Ruthin
There are many excellent small businesses in and around town many of which speak Welsh as well as English.
DoodleIT are privileged to be based here providing web design Ruthin to businesses, schools and organisations throughout North Wales.