Ruthin Open Doors takes place this weekend (September 9&10).

Organised each year by the Ruthin and District Civic Association, there are loads of places to visit, some open both days others just one day.

Leaflets, listing all the places included this year, are available in Ruthin from The Old Courthouse in St Peter’s Square, in libraries across Denbighshire and more widely across North Wales. as well as on line at

Places are also shown on the Cadw website which gives information about what is happening across Wales.

Ruthin Open Doors.

Ruthin Open Doors.

This year the Ruthin Archives and Gaol are having a special event on the Saturday focussing on photographic images in both their collections, with a chance to try out a camera obscura and have a go at cyanotype printing with local artist Caroline Hodgson at a drop in event on Saturday September 9th.

On Sunday afternoon there will be a series of talks and an exhibition about some of the artefacts that Ruthin Town Council own - see website and for booking).

Included this year are a number of buildings which have not been open before, including Gorphwysfa in Castle Street which is open on Saturday and the Market Hall open on both days along with Porth y Dŵr, Clwyd Street.

Ruthin Open Doors.

Ruthin Open Doors.

As well as many old favourites including many of the churches and chapels in the town, the Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin Library, Wayfarer Wool shop and Wynnstay House are just a few.

Many of the churches in the surrounding area will be open as well Including St Saerans at Llanynys where local textile artist Julie Lloyd Owen will be working; Parish Registers will be on display for part of the weekend at Efenechtyd and Llanfair DC churches and St Hychan’s at Llanychan will be open on the Saturday.

Ty Coch, Llangynhafal, home of local business Bathing Beauty will welcome you on the Saturday, Bathing Beauty is the only B Corp certified beauty business in Wales this means that Bathing Beauty has achieved and maintains the highest standards of ethical sustainable and transparent business practices in the world today.

On Sunday, there is a chance to explore the old and not so old pubs of Ruthin with local expert Geraint Woolford, meeting at 11am at the junction of Dog Lane and Well Street, places can be booked via Siop Nain in Ruthin (itself located in a fantastic timber framed building!) check online for more details.

There is an exciting weekend in store in Ruthin and a great chance to find out much more about the history of the town.