Castell Dinas Bran: A ruined Welsh castle offering superb views across local valley



View from Castell Dinas Bran

Today, I am posting information on Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle) which overlooks Llangollen in N.E. Wales, about 135 miles north of Cardiff.

The site is open to members of the public prepared to undertake the 321.4m / 1054 ft ascent.


Approach to the castle.

This castle had a relatively short existence during the 13th century. However, prior to that the site was occupied as a defensive ‘fort’ during the Iron Age period, around 600 BC, with extant earthworks still visible from that time..

In good visibility, the high elevation site affords spectacular views over Llangollen, valley of the River Dee and the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in the distance.


View from Castell Dinas Bran with Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in distance.


Aspect of Castell Dinas Bran, Wales


Eglwyseg Mountain from castle.

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