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Pile Gate

at the beginning of the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun), Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Salt Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a crowded area. Loads of buses, people, restaurants. There is a lot going on in this small area. We grabbed a piece of tasty pizza just outside of the gate.

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SCOTLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As an entrance it was always very busy and quite short of seating facilities as after a walk in the heat a seat would have been appreciated

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Saint Athan, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Pile Gate is the very impressive entrance to Dubrovnik old town. Tour guides just inside the Gate give you directions where to go and what to see and will guide you around if you like. Dubrovnik old town is well worth a visit as it is beautiful and if you are fit enough walk the walls (the views are... More

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Hay on Wye
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Impossible to enjoy as masses a of tourists surround the place... cruise ships drop off and pick clients up right outside the gate... the throng of people makes it a place to miss unless you are an early bird person..

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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are only two entrances into the old town, this is by far the most impressive. It can get very busy here day or night. Once you walk through be prepared for a magnificent view of the old town looking down the main thoroughfare, Placa. Watch out for the restaurants around this area, had a bad experience!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So gets busy , tickets for wall available on left just as you've come through the gate. Pile Gate is a great taster of what's to come when visiting The Walls. Go completely round the walls and you'll end up back here. Follow the directional arrows round, it's one way only.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The entrance to the old city is surrounded by pricy cafés and restaurants and can be a zoo around noon when cruise ships are in town. Otherwise, a nice area, flat and easy access to the old town. City bus stop steps away and 20 minutes of free wifi at tourist office.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I think it's most of all a working gate, and buit to last, not much more to say about it. And now i'm lacking caracters to getoond publised

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We arrived by taxi and were immediately engulfed in a large crowd of tourists all heading in the same direction as we were. There are only two ways in to the old town and this is by far the most popular. Having said this, the gate itself is very impressive and it draws you into the town.

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Highland Village, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Outside the Pile Gate is where the tour busses drop off all the tour groups, so there are a lot of people. Inside the gate you have a city wall ticket office and access point, so you can start your wall walk there, but so do all the tour groups. There is an interesting octagonal building just inside the gate... More

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