We were attracted to visit Paderne Castle by an entry in our guidebook supplemented by it looking impressive from the A22 motorway.
Paderne is a small town, typical of the area with the Castle it's claim to fame.
The castle is reached by a small road which loops to the west of the village accessed at each end of the village then by a rough track/ footpath for about a mile which takes the best part of an hour to walk.
The castle itself, when reached is in quite a ruinous state with little information about it.There is a nice view but once you go into the hills in this area there are many such nice views.
We later visited Silves Castle which has been restored and allows you to fully appreciate the Moors castle construction.
If you like walking then it is a nice walk but otherwise this is a visit that you can miss without any great loss considering the other sites in this area of the Algarve.
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