County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 2

Sites are now open! Ruthin Gaol and Nantclwyd Y Dre

Ruthin Gaol and Nantclwyd Y Dre are now open for general visits until the end of September! Both sites are still open for pre-booked group tours, all year round (see ‘Plan Your Visit’ below for more details).

What’s new for 2019?

Our brand new state of the art Audio Guide system is now fully in place at both Plas Newydd and Ruthin Gaol.

With amazing voiceover work provided entirely by local people, these new tours will add a brand new layer of interactivity to the sites. The new system is easy to use, lightweight, and has been updated with brand new information about the history of these amazing places. There is also an all new interactive digital Children’s Tour to encourage younger audiences to explore and learn whilst having fun.

Both the regular and children’s tour are available in English and Welsh and there are also tours available in German and French, with more languages coming in the future.

Don’t fancy an audio guide? We also offer a free guide book in with the admission price or you can book ahead for a private tour with one of our excellent bi-lingual guides (fees apply) – great for a group of friends or a special occasion.

Upcoming Events

What’s on soon at Nantclwyd Y Dre and Ruthin Gaol:

Saturday, 25th May & Saturday 17th Aug 2019 at Nantclwyd Y Dre – Beastly bug hunt!

Come on a guided nature hunt around the historic Lord’s Garden to identify and learn about the fascinating bugs that live here. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

11am to 12pm.

Included in admission price

Thurs 30th May 2019 at Ruthin Gaol – Transported

Travel back to Victorian times and find out what it was like to be ‘transported’ to Australia as a criminal! Hear about the stories of the convicts sent from Ruthin Gaol and how they made their life in the new world.

10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm

Included in admission cost

Sat 8th June 2019 - Nature Day at Nantclwyd Y Dre

Looking for a great day out? From birds to bugs and bats, woodland and wildflower meadow - meet the people and organisations who care for our local wildlife and enjoy come a day packed full of activities and fun for all the family!

10am to 5pm

There are more events later this year so keep an eye on our websites and social media pages!

Plan Your Visit

Heritage site opening times/days vary so please visit for individual details. Ruthin Gaol is fully accessible with lifts for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and prams/pushchairs. Nantclwyd Y Dre is accessible to the ground floor, with interactive visual displays of upper floors. You can visit on any of the advertised opening days without booking, or book in advance for a private group tour, in English or Welsh, led by one of our fantastic guides. Please call 01824 706868 for more details.


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