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“lovely sleepy town and castle”
Review of Castelo de Ourem

Castelo de Ourem
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$394.79*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Fatima and Ourem from Lisbon
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$153.85*
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Fátima, Ourém and Tomar Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Ourem
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Essex
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“lovely sleepy town and castle”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Venture out of lower Ourem up to the small village and castle on the hill. The castle is free and you can wander around it and take in the views. Explore the little streets to discover small well tended squares with fountains and clear waters running fromthe old spring that used to supply water to the village. Have a well earned rest at one of the few small cafes before leaving and be sure to include a glass of ginja!

Visited July 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Nice little walk from Pousada”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

This charming castle is about 1Km from the Pousada. Free to visit, it's well worth the walk with stunning views of the surrounding area. Take care in the wet, though, it can be slippy and there are some scary bite!

Visited April 2014
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Deux-Sevres, France
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Hill top castle with views”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Well worth walking around the town and castle, now a ruin but in excellent state of repair with lawns and flower beds. Just keep an eye on children as many of the walkways do not have guard rails and there are steep drops.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Christine G
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great views and worth the climb ... ancient buildings can be climbed around but you can't get in to any of them. The site is very exposed so take plenty of water in the summer time.

Visited July 2013
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