Ruthin Castle Hotel

At a glance

  • Hen friendly

    Group Venue

    The Medieval banquets that are hosted at the castle provide a historic dimension to the group spa experience.

  • Restaurant


    Bertie’s serves local ingredients and has been awarded two AA Rosettes, while the castle also hosts Medieval banquets for an alternative twist.

  • Romantic


    The location and history make for a very romantic escape, and the venue is also licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, catering to up to 120 people.

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    The hotel is surrounded by acres of woodland and gardens and is nestled between the Welsh Coast and Snowdonia.

  • Architecture


    At 700 years old, albeit with a few later modifications, the building retains its sense of regal charm and with parts counted as Ancient Monuments the owners are careful to conserve it.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    The venue offers a unique spa experience in the grounds of a historic hotel.


Ruthin Castle Hotel

Ruthin Castle Hotel Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales
LL15 2NU

Spa & Leisure

Every now and again you come across a spa experience that is entirely different to any other, and that was certainly the goal at Ruthin Castle’s The Moat. The spa rests in the rustic woodland grounds of an authentic Welsh castle and its moat so treatments alongside the environment really are designed to relax your mind and revive your spirit whether you’re visiting for half an hour or half a day. Inspired by Finnish, Russian and Siberian experiences, the spa and health club is an indoor/outdoor experience where outdoor facilities include a sauna and hot tubs infused with seaweed and herbs; spring water showers and cocoon seats swinging from the trees. Indoors there are more mineral rich hot tubs, thermal rooms, a mud bath using Welsh mud, five treatment rooms, a VIP couple’s room with a copper bath and private steam room and a Moet champagne nail bar complete with king-size loungers.

The treatments are equally unique as well – all bespoke and using ESPA, the UK's leading natural skincare producer. The collection includes detoxifying body wraps, relaxing salt and oil scrubs and skin solution facials. Other product houses used at the spa also include Jessica, Gelish, and Bare Minerals. The whole experience is about lifting your spirits and escaping the daily grind for a while in an experience akin to a fairytale.

Hotel & Accommodation

The castle itself was built for Edward I in 1277, with later owners including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Although large parts were destroyed in the 17th century, today the 54 bedroom venue still boasts a historic charm as it nestles between in acres of parkland beside the Clwydian Range in North Wales. Meanwhile, the four star rooms are all uniquely decorated and densely textured, with detailed wallpaper and fabrics in six categories from Castle Rooms to the Prince of Wales suite. Bertie’s is the main restaurant – named for Edward VII’s nickname amongst family. Overseen by Chef Michael Cheetham, they serve an a la carte menu using local ingredients and has been awarded two AA Rosettes as proof of its culinary success. For lighter meals and afternoon tea next to a carved stone fireplace there is also the Library Bar, and a series of lounges and terraces as well. To really take advantage of the historic location however, Ruthin Castle hosts Medieval banquets, adding an alternative twist to group breaks.