Mom wanted to know if tea at a Welsh castle would be to my liking. Well, OF COURSE mama – what’s not to like?
Ruthin Castle is a medieval castle near the town of Ruthin. We are early and decide to shop the town. We found the people and store owners very friendly.
It is a small, quaint town. I was glad we were early. A walk exploring the nooks of this old lovely area was an unexpectedly fun and relaxing experience. The time passed.
It was nearing tea time. We set off to the castle.
Ruthin Castle is also a hotel. A wedding reception occupied the courtyard. I managed to take this shot as they were taking a group picture on the other side. On the left, castle remnants some of which may date back to 1277. The castle was dismantled partially at one point and it has been rumored that some of the town’s houses may have been built with these stones.
Here comes the tea….
Sandwiches, scones and an assortment of sweets with clotted cream and preserves. Of course there is tea.
When we leave we are greeted by a flock of peacocks. Here is the star.
It seems fitting that a castle so regal would have peacocks on the lawn.
We leave filled with awe (and scones). This was an enjoyable afternoon.
If you plan on visiting look for a Groupon, mom did – she’s the Groupon Queen. Tea is not just a women’s event – as you can see Bill is enjoying the tea too.
This part of Wales is about an hour from Manchester airport by car. Thanks for driving Bill!