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Ruthin Castle was built originally as a fortress of wood and stone around 1277, it was rebuilt and enlarged in 1296 by Reginald de Grey who was in the service of Edward I. Set in over twelve hectares of parkland on the edge of the half-timbered black and white village of Ruthin (Rhuthun, in the Welsh), in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, the castle has come a long way in the last seven hundred years or so.
Today Ruthin Castle is taking another turn in its long history.
British Royalty has fascinated the public across the world ever since radio, film, television and the internet have brought them into our homes, and with each passing royal occasion, audiences have continued to grow. Now royal wedding fans will be delighted to discover that they can actually stay at a 750 year old royal castle located close to the home of Prince William and his new wife HRH Princess Catherine. Mediaeval Ruthin Castle offers guests a rare opportunity as it is the only Edward I castle in Wales where you can sleep within her famous walls. A lucky few can even inexpensively 'buy into' the ancient castle walls and be personally linked with a unique piece of royal heritage.*
*Your Piece gives you a personal connection with royal heritage and allows you to 'own' part of the wall of Ruthin Castle and become a 'Knight of Ruthin' - a member of the elite club that has helped to conserve this ancient royal stronghold. This package includes a Certificate of Registration and a reference number to a unique piece of ancient wall and location, sketch plans of the castle and a host of legends of romance, treachery and treason plus an outline of the Castles royal heritage and relation to the Iron Ring all beautifully presented in a souvenir keepsake or gift folder.
To find out more about what you might expect to eat in Wales (you'll be relieved to know there's more than leeks and Welsh rarebit on offer) here's more information....
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