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Cathar Castles

Carcassonne, France
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Sightseeings, castles, beatiful places... of this french land, good roads, lovely land... nothing to mention on about disliked

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Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking attractions, with wonderful views and he opportunity to really understand the historic significance of these buildings. Climbing up to them is not for the faint hearted or tired legs, but if was worth the effort! If history inspires you, this is the place to be - and fewer tourists than the big historic attractions at he height of the... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

There are so many castles to visit both north and south of Carcassonne. The locations of the castles are of themselves amazing. Built in the hills often miles from any obvious civilisation it is nothing short of astounding to think of the armies that marched up to them and besieged them all those hundreds of years ago. Then when you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Utterly breathtaking. Like being on top of the world. Set my imagination on fire! The walk up is fine as long as you have something sensible on your feet. Coming down is a bit more tricky and may involve clutching the hand of your nearest and dearest. But it's worth it.

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walney island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

this attraction was definitely breathtaking in more ways then one. I needed my asthma puffer and my heart was pumping that much it nearly bust out my chest.i only managed the first one but well worth any one else to finish the other 3.i would have loved to have done the climb.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When you visit your first castle, buy the passport (€2) which will give you a discount to all of the other 23 sites in the region. Then plot your holiday to visit at least six of them and you will not be disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

These castles are an absolute must on any itinerary to this area. We took our 7 and 5 year old sons and they loved it. It is a 2km round trip with some steep areas so bring water and good walking shoes. Excellent patisserie/cafe next to post office where you can sit overlooking the river and enjoy the view up... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved visiting some of the castles, they are amazing and well worth the climb that some of them have. Great for kids as lots of paths and walls to climb. The views from the top of some of them are just amazing. Come on down

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Cavaillon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I brought there a several friends and all of them were in love with that magical place. In summer don't hesitate to go to the knight show, a lot of fun await you there :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You have to be in shape to visit some of those castles since it is a hard climb to most but it is worth all the effort once you get to the top and visit some of those unique sites.

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