Nantclwyd Y Dre

Attractions in Ruthin

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Nantclwyd Y Dre


Take a trip through the seven ages of Nantclwyd y Dre, Wales’s oldest dated timbered town house. The house was started in 1435 and has been added to, updated and upgraded throughout the centuries. Nantclwyd y Dre has been beautifully restored to demonstrate the changing fashions and the lives of its residents. Visitors can observe a colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats in the attic rooms via ‘bat cam’, participate in a quiz and use interactive media screens to learn more about the house and its inhabitants. Come and visit the fully restored Lord’s Garden. Admission to the Lords Garden is included in the entry price to the house. You can hire Nantclwyd y Dre parlour rooms for events, parties and meetings, with space for up to 60 guests. Nantclwyd Y Dre is open from April through to September (See Website for details and prices)


Nantclwyd Y Dre is in my opinion, one of Denbighshire’s biggest hidden gems! So much so, it’s won many awards for that very reason. With over 500 years of rich history, this house has survived so well, where many others haven’t in the town. A trip around the house is an absolute must, as there is room after room of rich history through the centuries of what has been a very vibrant past here within these walls. Whilst your’e here and within your ticket price, your able to visit the houses small garden, which really is a treat! As you make your way around the gardens to the back of the property, you can marvel at how the volunteers and staff have put their time into renovating not only the gardens but the house also. Whilst visiting Ruthin, no trip to the town is compete without visiting the old Gaol, which is only a five minute walk away from Nantclwyd Y Dre.

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Castle St ,
Ruthin, Denbighshire , LL15 1HP

01824 706868



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