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 built 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 cockpit at the rear.”

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 while 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.

Old doors that have been there for hundreds of years.

The courtyard is a lovely place to sit.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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