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Sep 11, 2020

Fishy business at Porth Ysgaden


The isolated gable wall of a ruined cottage is an eye-catching clifftop feature at Porth Ysgaden, on the Llŷn Peninsula. The family which once owned it is known to have colluded with pirates in the 16th century, and tenancy rules for ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

the cottage stipulated that the windows must be clean at all times - possibly to aid smuggling via this remote cove. The cottage fell into ruin after a family tragedy in the 1930s. Legitimate cargo handled at Porth Ysgaden included outgoing salted herring, and ysgadan is a Welsh name for herring. For more on Porth Ysgaden's history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the wooden gates each end of the car park. Or click here