A town guide to Ruthin with Firgrove Country House
23 April 2019
Ruthin: North Wales historic gem
Ruthin is one of the United Kingdom's best-preserved towns. Despite its importance as the country town for Denbighshire its centre has been largely preserved: black-and-white timber-framed buildings are still in daily use as shops, restaurants and civic buildings.
Though barely an hour from Liverpool it's immediately obvious you've crossed a border. Ruthin is defiantly Welsh. For the start the place name isn't pronounced the way it's written: you say 'Rythin' to rhyme with rhythm. It is perhaps not surprising that the Owain Glyndwr rebellion started when he captured the town, though he didn't show great affection when he burned it to the ground.