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Dinas Bran Castle

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Dinas Bran Castle
Denbighshire - Llangollen, Clwyd, Wales
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About the photo:

Dinas Bran looms high above Llangollen, the ruins looking like exactly what they are; a romantic, myth-draped castle, enigmatic and appealing. I find myself coming back again and again (the climb keeps me fit, too!). On this occasion the sun broke through the evening clouds and lit the castle ruins with a golden glow that seemed almost surreal.

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