Location Feature – Castell Dolbadarn (Part 2)


Here's the second video on Castell Dolbadarn for the Location Feature on this site. This time I'm at the entrance to the keep itself, looking out towards the lakes of Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn, the old slate quarry, Dinorwic Power Station and Eilidir Mountain. It's a fantastic view from here. As well as seeing these sites, you can also see the outer ward buildings of the old castle.

The power station features in the novel as in the fictional future time, its kept operational by the stoical inhabitants of Llanberis. It becomes a valuable source of energy and power, helping to sustain the community.

As stated in the previous video, I've visualised the castle area as being refortified. So the building foundations you see here would support new structures in that time (which, of course, wouldn't be possible now as this is a scheduled ancient monument – the book is post-apocalyptic science fiction of course!) 

The next video takes you inside the keep itself.

Until the next post…

Owen Law

(PS I've checked – the lake the camera is first panning towards is Llyn Padarn. I was right the first time! You'll know what I mean when you watch the video!)

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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One Response to Location Feature – Castell Dolbadarn (Part 2)

  1. Pingback: New series of Location Features: (1) Llyn Padarn, Llanberis | DRAGON LINE by Owen Law

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