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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351282440800
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An interesting place to visit but quite hard to find and to know where to park! The castle itself is quite small but quite interesting. The leaflet given with your ticket is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting place to visit but quite hard to find and to know where to park! The castle itself is quite small but quite interesting. The leaflet given with your ticket is informative and useful. The views from the walls are lovely. There is a nice little café there as well with delicious orange cake!

Thank tgb44
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172 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a pleasant 1.5 hours at the Castelo. Our cruise-arranged tour guide was very helpful, as a self-guided walk-through would have been less interesting. Impressive views from the parapet of the town below. Some will find the walk along ancient stones daunting, as there is a curious absence of railings atop parts of the wall. Wear comfortable shoes. Worth a... More 

Thank Gyrfalcn
Klaipeda, Lithuania
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nearly plain walls. Wished to have more historical information on the site and artefacts as well. Not well suited for the visitors in the wheelchair.

Thank Vytenis
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Old Fortification worth checking out - set up a hillside offering fantastic views of the surrounding area. The town of Silves is lovely to wander through and there are river boat trips to avail of as well as local shopping and some great restaurants! Had a meal immediately beside Castelo De Silves @ Cafe De Ingles it offers free... More 

Thank Teddyboy2015
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With two children under ten we had to take care here - there are lots of potentially deadly drops from the ramparts into the inner compound, and precious few soft landings. Children ten and under go free and this is an impressively maintained battlement from which to survey the surrounding town, orange groves and terraced farmland. In one of the... More 

Thank BigBadTrevsy
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family and even though my sister is partially confined to a wheelchair she still managed this attraction. The staff were very helpful and there is a lot to see. It is great to walk all round the walls of the castle and see the views in every direction.There are lots of notice boards explaining the features of the... More 

Thank ripley054
Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very economical to enter (2.80€) but we only had 50€, guy was arrogant asking us to go look for change or pay by card whilst on phone so ignoring all the people. We left as we did not like his non customer service orientated attitude. Sadly if he is like that with all tourists he soon won't gave a... More 

Thank unally
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to spend half a day. Plenty to see with amazing views of the surrounding landscape and village. Really well maintained and the grounds accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Thank Leh205
Wellington, New Zealand
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417 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for an authentic restoration with interpretative panels to tell you about the history of this site you'll be disappointed. The restoration is completely lacking in authenticity, particularly the large area within the walls. But if you're just looking for a nice stroll around the walls and some pleasant views before tucking into your lunch or afternoon coffee,... More 

Thank AllanJGJ
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Silves on a glorious bright autumn day and the distant view of the castle as we arrived was stunning. It stands on a hill top overlooking the pleasant small town and the river. The parking for the castle was not well signed but we found it eventually and there was ample space. A short walk took us up... More 

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