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Pulyn-y-aleg Castle Preservation Trust

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The local area is primarily dairy farms and fishing villages, which is reflected in the castle's coat-of-arms which depict a bull and a herring. The trust currently has permission to take a limited number of visitors on tour there, provided it does not disclose the exact location of the site, as the lands owner wishes to maintain his privacy. This permission has only been granted in the past two years which has resulted in the castle remaining in a good state of preservation, undamaged by tourists.




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Description: Pulyn-y-aleg Castle Preservation Trust
Local historians say the original spelling of the castle's name was pŵl yn ael ag ("dim the brow as" or "brow with a pool" - Thanks to Philip Davis at Gatehouse for inormation on tthe translation), although no-one seems to know exactly why it was named this. Some claim the castle was built as late as 1340, however local lore has it that the Keep is built on the foundations of a Norman ruin built by Roger de Hastings after a revolt of the barons against William the Conqueror in the late 11th century.

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