We have been walking up to Castell Dinas Bran a few times, once being in the snow which offered some great winter photography, which one of my photos of Castell Dinas Bran was featured on BBC welsh news "images of the day",
so this time is a hot Saturday afternoon in Llangollen and we decide to walk from Llangollen canal Warf, only a 2 mile short, challenging walk with breath taking views looking down into Llangollen
The walk is way marked all the way up, with a zig zag path nearing the top of the castle, which makes is quite accessible,
we managed to stumble across a old observer corps nuclear bunker, a old hidden out post of the cold war era, sadly this one was locked. but great to find some old history along the way.
I have posted a few photos so I will give a few facts along the way..........
The historical record also conflicts over whom really built the remains at Dinas Bran. The most reliable sources state that Gruffydd Maelor II, son of Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor I, began the castle in the late 1260's. The elder Madog founded nearby Valle Crucis Abbey, where both men were buried. Some references offer an earlier date for the castle, placing it in the 1230's, when Madog would have been alive and, therefore, its builder.