Ruthin Wales – stepping back in time

Ruthin Wales – stepping back in time

Take a good look at this first photo.

Windows – upon windows – upon windows…. in the famous Welsh building in ‘Ruthin’.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #1

“The Myddelton Arms, of Dutch design and dating from the mid-16th century, has a remarkable roof with an unusual arrangement of windows known locally as the ‘eyes of Ruthin’. It was build by Sir Richard Cough in the late 16th century. Adjacent is the Castle Hotel, formerly the White Lion, an elegant Georgian building which once had a cock-pit at the rear.”

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #2 from the square

We had spied it in a brochure, and to our surprise we stumbled upon it in Ruthin in Wales.Ruthin has a main square and whilst I take this photo, two schoolgirls happily sit on a fountain in the square and chat in Welsh.

We head down the street to see the oldest house in the area.  This one is opposite it.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #3

Old doors that have been there for hundreds of years.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #4 The old door

The courtyard is a lovely place to sit.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #5

Here we look at the crooked wood in the building as we listen to the birds and watch snapdragons sway in the gentle afternoon breeze.
At the top is a door. I wonder why there is a door so high.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #6

Explorason runs around in the garden and enjoys the spring day.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #7

We head back along the 13th Century Streets and are in awe of the old buildings.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #8

There is a goal to visit, an old church, and you can park behind the large corner pub where we had lunch for free. Lunch was a Fish Friday for six pounds with a drink. Bargain.
This town was partly burnt a few centuries ago but some building survived.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Ruthin Wales #9

We continue our road trip but are really glad we stopped by Ruthin.
Llangollen 16 miles – Wrexham 18 miles – Denbigh 8 miles

 

 

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