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Coity Town Information

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A quaint village, Coity is overshadowed by the remains of a huge castle built towards the end of the 12th century by the knight Payn de Turberville who, so the story goes, married the daughter of a Welsh chieftain rather than go to war with her father.

Coity Castle - Photo © Kenneth Rees
Coity Castle - Photo: Kenneth Rees CCL
In 1404 it was besieged by the great Owain Glyndwr. Although later additions were made to the castle, it was effectively abandoned in the 16th century and is now a picturesque ruin. The local 14th century church contains effigies of the Turberville family.