RUTHIN and the surrounding area will open its doors to the past for a celebration of architecture and heritage later this month.

Open Doors Ruthin District, a two-day heritage event in which a range of historic buildings across Ruthin are open to the public, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16.

Organised by the Ruthin and District Civic Association, the event aims to provide insight into the way in which the town has developed over the centuries, promote civic pride and encourage tourism.

The buildings that will open for the event include the historic Ruthin Castle, Plasnewydd, in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, and St Cynfarch and St Mary's Church, also in Llanfair DC.

Other historic buildings opening for the weekend include St Elidan's Church, Llanelidan; The Old Rectory, Efenechtyd; St Mary's Church, Derwen; St Saeran's Church, Llanynys; St Dyfnog's Church, Llanrhaeadr; gardens at the laundry, Llanrhaeadr; The Lodge, Llanrhaeadr and the Drovers Arms, Rhewl.

Anne Roberts, county councillor for Ruthin, who is also chair of the Ruthin and District Civic Association that works to preserve and improve civic spaces of historical and public interest in the area, said: “I am more than pleased that Open Doors Ruthin is continuing this year.