The coastline to the South, from the Castle ramparts.
This depiction from the 1700's, although somewhat fanciful, does give a
hint of the Castle's former grandeur
(Courtesy of the local Historical Society)
View of the Castle from the South
The photograph above was taken prior to the collapse of the span between the Gatehouse and the Keep.
Many believe the collapse was caused by treasure hunters digging into the rock, particularly after John Lillison's
enigmatic poem"The treasure of Pulyn-y-Aleg" was published in 1883. The other prevalent theory is that the creation
of the tunnel to the "Siege Cave" caused a weakening of the rock arch, resulting in it's collapse.
Pulyn-y-Aleg as it appears today from the same vantage point. (Photograph courtesy of James Alyd-Jones)
A tour group
The mysterious castle well
Local village pub, The "Bull and Herring", recently renamed in honour of the Castle's Coat-of-arms
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