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“Brilliant”

Castillo de Santa Barbara
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Teguise
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Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Worth the drive to the top and indeed back down! Fabulous views, great history and a jewel in the history of Tequise.

Visited July 2014
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Dorking, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“pirates Ahoy”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Castle has been recently renovated then someone thought given the history of the castle and the area it would be good to set it up as a Pirates exhibition.. kind of well done and the kids we saw there seemed to like it. As a grown up you won't get much out of it. Views from roof are good but you can get similar from outside.
There's more to see in the nearby town.

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
377 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 821 helpful votes
“Mystical Castle with stunning views of Teguise”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

It seems that one minute you see it, the next you don't. From a distance, it doesn't look that impressive and as you drive up the easy, winding and not too steep road to it you think that it's not actually very high. It's only when you do reach it that you realise you are quite high up on the Island and that the town of Teguise is very high up from sea level too. As such, as everyone else has said, you can enjoy some quite stunning views. As you are high and towards the center of the Island you can expect it to be more cloudy around here. The castle itself is free to park outside of and visit however, if you actually want to go inside then you have to pay 3 euros per adult, which is actually the pirate museum you are paying for and not the castle. Our 6 year old and 4 year old was free and they enjoyed exploring the castle.

Visited June 2014
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Durham
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great views on a clear day”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We haven't been in the Castle, but we walked all around the edge of the extinct volcano it is perched on. Fab views across the Island. Lots of wild flowers and insects up there too, and of course, interesting geology. Well worth a visit if you don't mind heights.

Visited April 2014
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Tramore, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun for kids”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Thank goodness this museum is only €3 to get in or this would be a completely different review! Very small museum, no historical artifacts at all. You can walk round the whole thing in 30 minutes. Amazing views from the top.

Visited April 2014
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