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Castell Dinas Bran, castle walls

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Castell Dinas Bran, castle walls
Llangollen, Clwyd, Wales
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Dinas Bran has featured on our Picture of the Day before. Its such a scenic spot that that should be no surprise! The castle occupies the top of a high conical hill just north of Llangollen, and is a prominent sight as you approach along the A5 from the east. To access the castle you have to cross the Llangollen Canal and take a minor road that runs around the back (north side) of the hill to a small parking area. Or if you are energetic there is a footpath from Llangollen just off the A539.

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