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Address: Arraiolos, Portugal
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Ruin in Arraiolos

Castle dominates its immediate area and consists of a curtain wall with a ruined keep in one corner. Entrance is free with no apparent custodians in evidence. It is possible to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Gibraltar
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle dominates its immediate area and consists of a curtain wall with a ruined keep in one corner. Entrance is free with no apparent custodians in evidence. It is possible to drive into the site via a single lane two way track.

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London, UK
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162 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We undertook a nice after lunch walk to the summit and it was well worth the effort. The countryside was bathed in flowers and looked beautifully green. The castle walls are well maintained and are a delight to climb up to for the views.

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Iqaluit
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

amazing views of the area, lots of history, great place to meet new friends, this is also a wonderful place for romantic photographs

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Thank jtmaurice
Evesham U.K.
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went and were disappointed to find it is basically a wall enclosing a space and a church which was not open. Apparently in its usage period it gave shelter to the locals and their livestock but there is not much to see now.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The castle is on top of a hill, and is reached by walking up to it. But the views are worth the effort!!

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Thank ColinDick
devon
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth the climb up. Deserted ruin that has great character and stunning views of the surrounding area. Never did find the medieval inscription but lots of pottery sherds

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London
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately theres not much left of the castle for historians to work with; theres the outer wall and thats it. However theres a lovely little church where you would normally find the keep; rather quaint. Nevertheless, the castle wall is fully accessible and an excellent vantage point for the breathtaking scenery. Its a good resting point for 15-20 min pit... More 

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Thank Jorge P
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This castle has very interesting characteristics and could be a highlight for the village visit. As it is it hardly deserves visiting but for the view. Can somebody please look at it?

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A good viewpoint for the town and surrounding countryside. Typical circular not very high battlements. Just about worth the climb. Beware walking in the long grass at the summit - got some nasty bites through thick socks from some vicious insects there.

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Sintra, Portugal
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268 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The castle is a must-see when visiting Arraiolos. Portugal has a lot of castles (more than 200 medieval castles), and some of them are abandoned and in ruins. Arraiolos is one of those. While is not one of the best castles around, it's wonderful to imagine how things would be there several hundred years ago, and also to enjoy the... More 

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