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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
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Easy to find and there is a car park just beyond the castle at the top of the hill. A combined ticket of 3.90 euros gives you access to the castle and the archeological museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Easy to find and there is a car park just beyond the castle at the top of the hill. A combined ticket of 3.90 euros gives you access to the castle and the archeological museum. Don't expect a "National Trust" type of info leaflet or board, so take time to read up about the castle first. Rather dodgy restoration involving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Partially reconstructed, with excavation still underway. Look up at the ceiling as you enter the castle and observe the massive stone arch above. In the main courtyard, the cistern is worth a quick look; fascinating how the builders sought to take advantage of limited rainfall and keep the water for their use. Nice views of the valley from the walls.... More 

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Alvor, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Silves Castle is a historic site off massive importance, enter the more then 1000 years old fortress and claim the stairs to the narrow walkway, enjoy the breathtaking view in all directions, close your eyes and imagine being a Moorish worrier pouring hot water, tar and oil on the Portuguese and all the foreign fighters who were there to... More 

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Steep climb through Silves to the ruined castle but it is worth the hike. Lovely views, walls to walk around, plenty of space for children to run and explore.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Splendid castle at the top of a fairly steep climb up some beautiful, old cobbled streets. Be particularly careful as some of the cobbles on the street at the front of Silves Cathedral, leading upto the castle, can be very slippery, even in hot dry weather as they are well worn. An inexpensive entry fee is paid to gain access... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely castle and obviously has great history but a but disappointed there isn't more explanations of what you are looking at as you go around.

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Silves, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice views, also on nests of storks. Not a lot of history or explanation in the castle. Just the walls are there. They are nice, but not a lot more to see there. On the other hand, the fee is cheap.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Perhaps we have been spoiled by all the amazing castles in Great Britain , which even though crumbling away have an atmosphere of magic and history to them . I felt sad that this castle has been restored in part, with modern brick building inside the walls and a very trendy café building . The walls are still original (... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The castle from outside looked amazing, next to the church and the small tiny streets was really presentable. Inside we expect more to see, but only the views from the sides was ok! Historic time...

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Havant, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went to Portimao on the local bus then picked up a regional bus to Silves. Over all journey time less than an hour. We walked through the town visiting the indoor fresh market and stopped for the obligatory Pint ;) We then continued up the very steep hill up to the castle. The trip was well worth the effort.... More 

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