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Old Town Faro

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Address: Faro, Portugal
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There was little in the way of signposting and a lot of roadworks when I visited. I didn't like the pressure from some restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Easy to wander round at will,plenty of options and no pressure. Narrow streets provide a special atmosphere. There are no hawkers either but there are places to eat and relax

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There was little in the way of signposting and a lot of roadworks when I visited. I didn't like the pressure from some restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Spent a few hours walking around the old town and having a bit of lunch with a great sea view. Loved the architecture and though the whole area was splendid! The only disappointment was the food as we got attracted by the O Castelo cafe with the sea view (the view was amazing though) but the food they served was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Faro is great for a stroll around the marina and then through the arch to the cathedral square (San Francisco). Look out for the storks and their nests on the chimney tops and bell tower. It's a more authentic and down to earth experience than the beach resorts with a good choice of restaurants and good shopping!

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Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice restraints and walks, maybe a little to peacefull at this time of year, I'm sure it will be better later in the year

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely area of the town. Needs a little love but has restaurants, the cathedral & cute roads to explore. Storks nesting on lamp posts & atop the churches is quite a sight too!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The old walled city is a lovely place to wander around and look at the architecture. We were there comparatively early in the day and it was very quiet and peaceful. There are several cafes. There was some super street art(!) on the outside of the walls. Well worth a wander around.

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Manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

all the buiildings are either white or other pastel colours and the more interesting shops and resturaunts can be found in the old town very easy to walk from the main marina area

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A day will cover the delights of this ancient town. The cobbled stones can be a little tiring so wear comfy shoes.

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manchester uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Some lovely old buildings but looks rundown.beutiful place though.the marina close buy is lovely and some great restuarants.

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