Nantclwyd y Dre, Historic House and Garden

Nantclwyd y Dre wall collapseOn 9 January 2023, a significant collapse of Nantclwyd y Dre’s garden wall was discovered, with a substantial amount of spoil filling the Cunning Green footpath, leaving an unstable section of wall remaining.

Safety measures have been put in place and will remain in place as plans are agreed to ensure works can commence to remove spoil and take down unsafe sections of the wall.

Once the vital works have been completed, further discussions around rebuilding the wall will be formed.

Nantclwyd y Dre House

Nantclwyd y Dre are the winners of a 2017 and 2018 Visit Wales Hidden Gem award.

Nantclwyd-y-Dre garden

Opening times

Nantclwyd y Dre is open during the following times:

October to March

You can arrange a group visit during October to March by emailing us or calling 01824 709822, between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

April to September

  • Thursday: 11am to 5pm
  • Friday: 11am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Last admission: 4pm

Price list

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.

  • Adult: £7.00
  • Adult - garden entry only: £3.00
  • Children aged 5 to 16 years old: £6.00
  • Children - garden entry only: £2.00
  • Children under 5 years old: Free
  • Family (4 people, min one child): £20.00
  • Seniors (60 years +): £6.00
  • Students: £6.00
  • Carer accompanying a disabled visitor: Free
  • Young Archaeologists club: Free

Contact us

Castle Street
Ruthin
LL15 1DP 

Email: heritage@denbighshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01824 709822

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About Nantclwyd y Dre

Take a trip through the seven ages of Nantclwyd y Dre, Wales’ oldest dated timbered town house.

The house was started in 1435 and has been added to, updated and upgraded throughout the centuries.

Nantclwyd y Dre has been beautifully restored to demonstrate the changing fashions and the lives of its residents.

Visitors can observe a colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats in the attic rooms via 'Bat Cam' and use interactive media screens to learn more about the house and its inhabitants.

Come and visit the fully restored Lord's Garden. Admission to the Lords Garden is included in the entry price to the house.

The nearest council car parks are:

Hiring this venue

You can hire Nantclwyd y Dre parlour rooms for events, parties and meetings. You will need to arrange your own catering and can use our kitchen area and fridge. This venue has space for up to 60 guests.

  • During public visiting times: £25 per hour 
  • Outside of public visiting times: £25 per hour + a one off fee of £45

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