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Old Town Faro

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Glengarriff, Irland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Maybe I saw too many inspiring Old Towns so this visit was really average. Many stalls of Arabian speaking people selling leather stuff, cheap jewelry, wooden handicraft made me feel like in Morocco. Apparently the provided public toilet is not well made use of and many corners of buildings and lovely mandarin trees surrounding the main square are used for... More

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Wolverhampton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice for a stroll in the evening through the labyrinth like cobble roads. Also there is some very nice authentic restaurant worth a try.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fascinating, pretty and very historical. Well worth a wander arond the old quarter - and make sure you look for the stork nests on top of the clock towers.

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Cork
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is very nice place, very quiet in June, avoid to be there July - August. Very small and not so many restaurants, but food was very nice. Good place to walk in the evening or morning, midday can be very warm and no fresh wind.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It wasn't too crowded, there are plenty of good-quality restaurants and it looks good. We walked around the streets, saw the sights and had a good and simple supper on the marina.

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Old town is peaceful and lovely to walk about a few nice eating spots up here well worth the visit. The newer section of town has some good spots too and some good shoping

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a great time in Faro. Thanks to a fantastic weather we really enjoyed our stay. We city was not that big, but it was clean, pretty empty and quite. It was also not hard to find a cafe or a bar! We hope to get back soon!

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

So nice - clean windy little lanes and roads. Friendly people and good food. We loved the charm of it and it was easy to get to, not far from the Airport and the beaches nearby are great.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are lots of narrow streets and shops that most tourists never find ..... search for them and enjoy

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great to walk round and explore if you enjoy a sense of history. Very peaceful; timeless. Lots of places to eat etc but all blends in well and is in keeping with the overall atmosphere......a rare thing these days. Go and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed if you like to enjoy a sense of the past, simple... More

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