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Photographic study; Ruthin 2014

(September 01, 2014)

Photographic study; Ruthin, 2014

Denbighshire's beautiful, historic county town of Ruthin, north Wales, is set on a hill overlooking Dyffryn Clwyd. St Peter's Square, the picturesque town centre, lies between Ruthin's parish church and the castle, the only buildings to have survived Owain Glyndŵr's visit in 1400, the first action of the Last War of Welsh Independence.

We had the pleasure of staying in Ruthin for a few days in May 2014. Here are some of my favourite images from this trip.

This delightful wool shop caught my eye - something so unusual and different as compared to the 'chains' I am so used to seeing, working in Cardiff. I especially love the way the window is merchandised, using the old style lead-lined panes like frames for the different items displayed (and presumably all handmade).

wool shop - Ruthin

Ruthin Town

Ruthin Town

What I especially like discovering is un-usual details on buildings, such as old-style doorbells and door furniture (such as letter boxes and door handles). Here is an excellent example of a detail which is rarely seen further south.

Ruthin Town


Loved this old bicycle, just leant up against a building, being used as an advertising tool for a local butchers. A simple but very effective idea.

Ruthin Town

Ruthin Town


St Peter's Square is charming and beautifully laid out, with lots of interesting architectural details such as these iconic chimneys on this wonderful old roof.

Ruthin Town

Ruthin Town

Ruthin Town

If you are interested in staying in Ruthin, take a look at my review of the Ruthin Castle Hotel (not to be confused with the Castle Hotel, St Peter's Square, Ruthin, shown above).

Ruthin Castle Hotel
Ruthin Castle Hotel

Claire Meredith, September 2014

Also by Claire Meredith:
     Review: Ruthin Castle Hotel; September 2014

Llandeilo; December 2013
Tenby / Dinbych-y-pysgod; September 2013
The Old Chemist Inn, Saundersfoot
; September 2013

The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd
; September 2013

Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn
; June 2013

Photographic study of Newcastle Emlyn
; June 2013
     Lake Vyrnwy Hotel; December 2012

     The Drawing Room, nr Builth Wells; December 2012
     3 Pen Cei Guest House, Aberaeron; June 2012
     Escape 5* B&B, Llandudno; June 2012
     The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd; June 2012
     Photographic study of Myddfai; February 2011
     The Crown at Whitebrook; February 2011
     The New White Lion, Llandovery; February 2011
     Ty Mawr Mansion Country House, Cilcennin, Lampeter; December 2009
     George Thomas Hospice 'Style In the City' event; May 2009

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