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Peniscola Castle

Peniscola, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Peniscola
Type: Cultural
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Alicante, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Out of season, not to crowded. Lots of multi-language guides. No dislikes, it was really nice. You could wander around and discover bits of the Castle that seemed to be only you that had found them, which was nice.

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Raspay, Murcia, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

An excellent day out for all the family, the castle is steeped in history in a as much as for most of us us it became famous in the 1960's film, as the castle featured in the Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren film "El Cid". We are no longer youngsters, we found if we paced ourselves and didn't raced to... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a lovely castle. Well preserved and in an awesome location. Fabulous views as you go higher up. A lot of steep steps. Hot. Reasonable 3.50 entrance fee but you then have to pay more to go down the tomb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

One of the best restored castles in the area, lots of steps not for elderly of people who have difficulty walking.

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Celle, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited twice, but this time tried the walk up the hill, beautiful walk, loads to see. The view from the top is great.

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Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's a castle built by the Knights Templar. Other than the historic walkabout in the castle, you get a stunning view of the sea as it'situated at one of the highest point in Peniscola. There are also lots of restaurants and shops for souvenirs by the locals.

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Monmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't expect too much and you will not be disappointed. This is a nice piece of historical distraction and a day away from the beach. Meander through the narrow streets of the old town, browse in the shops, enjoy a meal or snack in the restaurants and eventually you find yourselves at the foot of the lighthouse and castle. It... More 

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ruthin
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Pros: you can see it from the promenade and sit castle watching from one of the many cafes on the harbour It is easy to get into with just a mild climb up to it Fairly reasonable entry fee Nice views over the town and the sea Well preserved although some of the stonework had been badly restored and looked... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good atmosphere in the streets of the castle, full of places to eat and music. Locals are very friendly, the view of Peñiscola is exceptional and the castle history is well explained through the walk. Will return with the family for sure. Enjoyable experience. Recommended to you and yours.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My gf and I went to this castle few days ago and I could say that it was one of the most beautiful points of our holidays, well preserved, great views of la playa de peñiscola and plenty of street shops where you always can find a nice souvenir. Totally worth to visit, must see.

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