How do you pronounce pele tower?
The more usual name is pele tower, or even just pele; this is pronounced as peel and not pelly, and these sturdy stone towers are a feature of the border country between England and Scotland.
How many pele towers are there?
Around 100 pele towers are recorded to have existed between 1500 and 1625, however, this may be a small fraction of the original number constructed. Some became incorporated into later houses, while at others their defensive function was enhanced and improved as they were incorporated into later castles.
Why is it called Peel tower?
‘ The peel (also spelt pele) towers, so-called after the wooden fence protecting them, were built by families keen to protect their assets.