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…
(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!)