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Ruthin Castle - Ruthin/Debigshire


Castle Deudraeth







Ruthin Castle

A magical Welsh hotel with mediaeval roots dating back to the days of Edward I.
Set within acres of woods and parkland a little over 20 miles from Chester, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ruthin Castle is a truly romantic hotel steeped in history. The castle dates back to the legend of King Arthur with notable owners including King Edward I, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Book a stay in one of the many rooms; dine on award winning cuisine created using only the freshest local produce; bring a team of merry men for a themed night of fun, food and laughter; enjoy great business facilities in a secluded venue or book the wedding of your dreams within the ancient walls and picturesque grounds. Ruthin Castle is a royal Welsh gem just waiting to be explored.

Mediaeval Ruthin Banquets

Ruthin Castle provides a superb stage for hosting themed mediaeval dinners modeled upon the legendary feasts the Earl of Warwick held at the castle in the 16th century. Guests are recommended to start their evening of merriment with an accompanied tour of sections of the 13th century walls, dungeon, legendary whipping pit and drowning pool*. Revelers then assemble in the Presence Chamber for the partaking of bread and salt, age-old symbols of hospitality. Fully costumed Ladies of the Court and the Court Steward escort guests into the lofty Banqueting Hall where they entertain, sing (in both Welsh and English), jest and lead the evening’s feasting with daggers and fingers accompanied by a tasting of mead**. Mediaeval murder mystery banquets and mediaeval themed weddings are also hosted at Ruthin Castle.

* Please note that the tour is only available by prior arrangement and is subject to availability. An extra charge of £3.00 per person applies and a minimum of 10 people is required.
**Soft drinks, jugs of wine and ale are available.
Guests may wear everyday clothes, wear their own costume, or hire a costume from the castle by advance arrangement.
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Castle Deudraeth

From the outside, Castell Deudraeth retains its original character as an impressive Grade II listed 19th-century house.

But within, the conventional rule book has been thrown away. In place of the expected country house interior, Castell Deudraeth embraces contemporary trends with its cool, clean, uncluttered lines, neutral colors and natural materials.

Local slate and oak are used to achieve that most subtle of balances – style allied with simplicity. With its ‘less is more’ philosophy it could be a fashionable boutique hotel in central London or New York. The spacious suites are exquisitely furnished with king- or queen-sized beds, whirlpool baths, real flame gas fires, underfloor heating and wide-screen TVs with integral DVDs and CDs.

Guests have the choice of dining in Castell Deudraeth’s informal brasserie-style restaurant or at Hotel Portmeirion a short walk away. Guests of course, have full access to the village and its beautiful private peninsula, lush gardens, woodlands, hidden coves and stretches of coast.

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