Llangollen is located in Denbighshire in Wales. One of the most impressive sights in the immediate area is the aqueduct that spans 1,000 feet and stretches to 100 feet in height. The aqueduct is more than 200 years old. There are also castle ruins located in the nearby vicinity as well which are open to visitors. Not far from the town centre, visitors can take horse drawn canal boats and get an up close view of the aqueduct. Canoeing is also popular in the area as well. There are numerous options for dining and accommodation in the local area.
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Llangollen is a small and peaceful Welsh village that sits at the very bottom of the treacherous Berwyn mountain range, a fact that the council of the village uses to great effect in order to attract tourists. Tourism plays a pivotal role in the continued prosperity and management of the village although the village is far from a charity case with a fantastic selection of different activities the village has no difficulty whatsoever in drumming up business.
One of the famous and popular attractions of the village is Castell Dinas Bran which is the site of a great deal of history, as Castell Dinas Bran contains the remains of a genuine and authentic Iron Age hill fort which is in surprisingly excellent condition considering its age and many historical relics have been uncovered within its walls.
The name Castell Dinas Bran however is used specifically to refer to the medieval castle located within the boundaries of the hills, and the castle happens to be one of the oldest in the whole of Wales, with its "birth" date estimated at approximately in the 13th century. Very little is known about Castell Dinas Bran as historical records have been scant indeed, and there is a great of speculation concerning the reasons for this particular turn of affairs.
What the castle does have in abundance, however, is a myriad of tales, legends and myths the most well known involving a Norman knight who fends off the murderous intentions of a brutish giant. In reality, this legend began its life as nothing more than a propaganda exercise for William the Conqueror and his followers.
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