The Castles of Castro Marim

There are three fortresses in Castro Marim, so a paradise for those who love castles. Even if you don’t climb the castle ramparts Castro Marim is a lovely village to stop for coffee. The largest castle was commissioned by King Afonso III in the 13th century, and surrounds an inner castle much like an English […]

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Strolling in Silves

With our base in the east we don’t often head across to the western Algarve, but Silves is irresistible.

Cobbled streets twist and turn as they make their way up, down and sideways, with plenty of fascinating shops, museums and restaurants for you to while away a few hours

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