The Art House @ Record St Ruthin
- a quote by Simon Jenkins in Wales – Churches, Houses, Castles. (Click on the quote to link to the Ruthin Tourism web-site).
Record St Ruthin is a three storey town house, based on a quiet back street with views of the hills, but with immediate access to shops, pubs and restaurants. It is available as a self-catering holiday home with a usual minimum stay of three nights, unless quoted for individually in quieter times of the year.
Ruthin is perfectly placed and a great base for visits to Snowdonia, the North Wales Coast and Cheshire.
It is a beautiful place with its own stunning cultural attractions such as Manorhaus, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin Library and gallery space, Ruthin Castle and the historically informative Ruthin Goal.
Ruthin features many independent, upmarket clothing shops, plenty of charity shops for bargain hunters, a traditional family run toyshop, butchers, green grocers and bakers selling local and organic produce, big supermarkets, a book shop and plenty of cafes and restaurants and pubs. It genuinely has something for everyone.
Ruthin is spot on for independent visitors looking for a ‘real’ experience. Ruthin boasts attractions that entertain through history and culture, and as a result of multi million pound investment these are now state of the art rather than run of the mill.
Ruthin Craft Centre re-opened in Summer 2008 following a £4.4 million transformation and is now considered the premier centre for the display of Contemporary Applied Art in the UK. Its new cast stone and zinc building houses artists workshops, cafe, craft showcase and 3 spectacular galleries that will bring the World’s best contemporary applied art through exciting and provocative exhibitions.
Gillian Lewitt was a lively character familiar both in the shops and in the arts world locally – her heart lay in Ruthin and her family still visit regularly, and cannot bring themselves to sell her happy and creative home, 2A Record Street.
It is a living work of art – a bohemian, slightly hippy at times, modern day Arts and Crafts home. Her family keep the house going providing both a living chronology of Gillian’s life and travels through her art work, calligraphy and textiles on display and creating a relaxed and inspiring place for families to stay, whilst coming to Ruthin for big family gatherings and events or for tourists who want to use the house as a base for exploring the town and the vale.