THE reopening of a prominent Denbighshire landmark will be celebrated later this week.

After two years of flood recovery work, Ruthin Gaol opened its doors for the first time in two years earlier this month.

To mark the return of the historic Ruthin site, a special re-opening celebration will take place this Friday, April 14.

This celebration will get underway at 10am and there will be a 20 per cent discount on admissions throughout the day.

The heritage attraction has been open for nearly a fortnight, since April 1.

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Plenty of restoration work has been conducted at the site, including new additions for visitors to explore.

The gaol basement has been restored to reveal the magnificence of the original brickwork, while a new cell has also been developed, telling the story of the prisoners who were transported to Australia from Ruthin Gaol.

Visitors are now also able to explore more of the outside spaces of the gaol.

In January 2021, several businesses and homes in the town were hit by severe flooding as Storm Christoph badly affected the region.

The town's gaol was among those hit and suffered "extensive" flood damage.

Philippa Jones, heritage site operations and development manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to open this fantastic attraction once again. Our team have worked tirelessly to make this possible and create new experiences for the season.

"It has been difficult keeping our spirits up at times when the favourite part of our job is to welcome people.”

Ruthin Gaol will be open throughout the season, until September 30.

It will open daily (except Tuesdays) from 10.30am until 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.