You cannot visit Dubrovnik and not take a walk around the city walls. The climb up to the top of the wall is very steep and not suitabe for anyone with limited mobility and it may be difficult for small children because they are quite steep - but there was a couple who climbed in front of me and they had a child in a framed backpack type harness and another who was managing the stairs - very slowly...fortunately it was not a very busy day and I was grateful to have the excuse that the children were making the climb slow for me (it had nothing to do with me being unfit - honestly)
The views from the top of the walls were fantastic....you can see the effects of the war - ie the different coloured tiles on the roofs where the originals had been destroyed by shell damage - and you also get amazing views along the sea wall side of the city...giving fantastic photo opportunities to look back against the fort and the town.
Allow yourself time to be able to stop and look around - rather than just marching along - there are lots of little towers and ramparts to venture into ....the walls are almost 2km in length.
Taking a bottle of water is a good idea because there is little opportuntity to find somewhere to replenish your fluid requirements as you go along...there is a small cafe/souvenir shop about half way around - but the selection is limited.
Taking binoculars enables you to look across the city and up into the hills - spotting the Napoleonic Fort perched up on the top of the hill
there is little shelter along the top of the walls - so this would be a problem in the hight of summer - I was there on an overcast day and it was quite breezy along the seaward side - so have something to cover up with and a poncho to keep the rain off if it rains - a brolly would be too much of a proplem for other people walking along and you are very exposed to the elements - therefore the potential for it blowing away would be high if it was windy
If you have limited amount of time to see the walls - because you are on a tour and have to be back at a meeting point - don't try to see them all - I only managed to get three quarters of the way around - on a not too busy day before I had to try to find an exit point to enable me to leave and get back to my tour meeting location.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself and would certainy go back
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