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Castell Dinas Bran

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| Wern Road, Llangollen LL20 8DU, Wales
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All reviews worth the climb steep walk well worth the effort castle ruins panorama walk fantastic views zig zag path every direction stiff climb take your time great walk surrounding countryside hard work sun trevor llangollen town information boards ascent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting off from Llangollen canal I can't say anything other than it was a hard, steady climb to the top of DINAS BRAN but well worth the effort, the views definately spectacular (pity the weather turned cold and wet) I still enjoyed myself and would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank petergeoffrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This over looks all Llangollen the road go s to a lovely farm tea rooms or the horseshoe pass views here are breathtaking a nice climb can get to from Llangollen back of the secondusvhool worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Llangollen, you have to make a trip up to Crow Castle, if only for the fantastic views. It's a steep old hike up, but really worth it once you're up there. (If you're feeling brave, cross over the other side & carry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coreyjamesh
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Strenuous walk uphill but worth it for the wonderful views from the top. Slippy in wet weather! Good walk along the canal for just over a mile first.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O6372JGneilg
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The views from the top are breathtaking, well worth the climb in the cold and rain, but ensure you have good walking boots and appropriate outdoor clothing. just stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wishytkd
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Amazing walk with breathtaking views -although it is a little steep it is so worth it! This is a must when you are staying in Llangollen.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thep0wells2016
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Atmospheric ruin with amazing views. Steep, grassy climb which was slippy in places. Very limited parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simbelina
Reviewed November 1, 2018

On a beautiful Autumn afternoon, we visited Castell Dinas Bran, stunning views with so much history. Highly recommend when visiting Northern Wales.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DianeR1390
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We visited the caste on a cold, windy and showery day, it is quite a steep walk to the top but the path was in good condition. It was a bit 'wild' on the top but the ruins and the view made the effort worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keith h
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Great walk, stunning views. Different routes to walk up. Perfect place for a picnic on the top on a lovely sunny day!

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from Brianinsydney | Reviewed this property |
No camping allowed at the castle. There is a good campsite nearby at Vale Cruccis (remains of an old Abbey) and lots of accommodation in and around LLangollen.
March 30, 2018|
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Response from magsashy | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not!
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Graham H | Reviewed this property |
path gets very steep and there are slippy rock slopes near the top. not worth the risk.