15th Century Timber Hall House and newly restored walled gardens dating from medieval times.

Features such as the rose pergola, nuttery, and flowery meads demonstrate the gardens’ historic uses – for medicine, cooking and sensory pleasure.  The orchard is host to traditional varieties of apple and pear and a Denbigh Plum.  Along the paths are fruit bushes, medlar, quince and mulberry, a fantastic display of wild poppies and an undisturbed ‘pet cemetery’.  Unique views of the historic town, Castle and surrounding hills can be enjoyed from the gardens’ hidden, elevated position.

April to September

  • Thursday: 10:30am to 5pm
  • Friday: 10:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am to 5pm
  • Last admission: 4pm

October to March

You can arrange a group visit during October to March by emailing us or calling 01824 709822.

Price list

  • Adult: £9.00
  • Children 5 to 16 years old: £7.00
  • Children under 5 years old: free
  • Family ticket – 2 adults and up to 3 children: £25.00
  • Family ticket – 1 adult and up to 3 children: £16.00
  • Group rate – minimum number 15: £7.50 per person (£50 additional fee during closed season)
  • School group: £5.00 per child (£50 additional fee during closed season)
  • 1 carer accompanying a disabled visitor: free

NB If you pay full price to enter either Ruthin Gaol or Nantclwyd y Dre, you can get 20% off admission to the other site if you show your receipt. This is valid for the whole season.

Garden pass

We also offer an annual garden pass which gives season-long access to our historic garden, offering:

  • Free entry to Nantclwyd y Dre gardens during 2024 opening times
  • Access to weekly garden activities and tours with our heritage gardener and assistants
  • 20% off admission to Nantclwyd y Dre house during opening times

Garden Pass Prices: Family (4 people including at least one child): £15 | Adults: £10

Nearest Railway Station: Wrexham and Rhyl



Castle Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1DP