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Not much of a castle

Badly signposted and when you find it you will be underwhelmed. Filled with a children’s playground... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Little disappointing

This castle is no more than a few walls filled with a modern playground and toilets. Quite tricky... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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Largo do Castelo, Alvor, Portimao 8500-003, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Badly signposted and when you find it you will be underwhelmed. Filled with a children’s playground and the ugliest public toilets ... and that’s it. Such a shame. We spent less than a minute there

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

This castle is no more than a few walls filled with a modern playground and toilets. Quite tricky to locate however they do have a slope for those in a wheelchair. Walls have been restored and look good but in my opinion they have made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

It was an interesting place to visit, nicely restored, with respect to the things that were no longer possible to restore, that gave a nice atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A great day out looking for this. Found it peeping out above a house. The street name was a big clue.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed Alvor on our day trip, a beautiful fishing village with very friendly locals and excellent restaurants and bars

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paddy D
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I think I spent more time looking for the "Castle" than I did within it! I hadn't seen the tripadvisor page beforehand and so expected it to still resemble a castle in some manner, but no, it's just the retaining walls turned into a children's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

dont expect phoenix park dublin..or the curragh of kildare or lakes of killarney just a nice silent spot that is different in alvor....silent and small.........bit of heaven.....calm and relaxing............keep eyes open and u will find it......may have to ask a few times...............worth it

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tomhannon
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We came across the Castle by accident while out for a walk and although the history of the place is interesting it seems a bit neglected, though this may be because we visited at the end of the season. There really isn't much to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CJB1952
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Although not what I was expecting when you go and visit the ruins of a castle this place was very quaint. It is really rather small and there are only the remnants of the four outer walls remaining, one of which holds some information about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZoeF754
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Not much to see here although we had to pay to get in. The cash-teller was very grumpy and not encouraging. They were excavating the grounds which was quite interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jenniferbB1236JS
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