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Chateaux de Lastours

Route des 4 Chateaux, Lastours, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lastours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For 6€ you can walk up from the information centre to visit the four chateau's. It's not a long walk but it is quite steep. The four castles are very close but require a bit of walking up and down between. It is more peaceful and quiet than places such as Carcassonne and there are quite a few birds etc... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The 4 chateaux are well worth visiting. One of the more spectacular of the many Cathar sites, the effort needed to walk up to and around these ruins is well worth while. Set atop a stunning ridge amid forests and chasms the views are stunning. Enter through a former factory and enjoy the views up and down.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

These are abandoned castles that you can visit. There is about a 2 hour walk to get to them along a well marked path. Or you can view them from a lookout called Belvedere across the way. Watch for signs for Belvedere. You follow the road to the end. There is a small house or building there where you pay... More

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Montesson, France
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63 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The lady in the visitor centre was very welcoming and informative. The walk up to the castles was better than I had feared. You need sensible footwear and I wouldn't recommend it on the hottest days. The views made it very worthwhile. It took us about 2.5 hours.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

These 4 castles are built along a spine of rock, so there is a bit of a climb to get to them. The path is good, and there are steps and handrails where needed, but do wear sensible shoes. Once up the views are stunning, bot of the castles themselves and of the surrounding countryside. Don't miss the excavations of... More

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful and exciting walk around the 4 ruins of the cathar castles. It is a challenge but absolutely possible with good shoes, time and a bottle of water. My teenage boys loved it.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can strongly recommend this if you are in the area (nearest airpot, Carcassonne). You have to enter through a ticket office, I think it was about 6euros pp. Its well worth it! Then you climb up the hill, pretty steep, absolutely you do need walking footware, and would be impossible for the disabled. The views of the lovely countryside... More

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Manchester
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a super steep walk that takes you up to four picturesque castles, a round trip of around two hours. It's absolutely stunning, decent trainers/walking shoes required. We didn't have, but I'd recommend talking some water and a snack. Or you could do what a french family we saw did and take a bottle of red and crack it... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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197 reviews 197 reviews
96 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove through the spectacularly pretty little river town of Lastours up and around to the tippy top where we parked, paid and took a short little walk to the viewing platform opposite the castles on the other side of the gorge. Wildflowers were everywhere. The vista was grand. The castles are otherworldly. The town has a beautiful bridge, a... More

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Holt, Norfolk
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11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

To think that over 600 years ago, they managed to build not one but four castles on a sheer site high up in the valley. The visitors centre is good and the walk is steep with hundreds of stairs. Handrails help, but you have to be prepared for a hardish climb. Go early, especially in summer. The views are lovely.... More

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