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The history behind this castle is very interesting. Regretfully it is closed for renovations. The scenery is beautiful in its complexity. Be carful that the road is gravel and has some decent grades going up and down.
We visited whilst on our way elsewhere. It is off the beaten track but the road was fine in a standard vehicle vehicle if not a little dusty. The road takes you right to the castle. The castle it’s self is basically a ruin with...More
As others have noted the route to the castle by road is not for the faint hearted. First, do not trust your sat-nav as it may try to take you via a pedestrian-only route. Second, although just about accessible by car the final kilometre to...More
If you do then there’s plenty of history here. Currently under renovation so no access inside the walls but you can walk or scramble around the outside. No facilities so take water and not flips flops.
The castle takes a bit of effort to find it, along dusty, bumpy off road tracks.
Currently it is being restored, so is closed and is partly covered in scaffolding.
Can walk around the outside walls if you are careful, and some decent views, but...More
Decided to take friends - off road route - as they couldn't book a jeep safari and I recall this being a feature of the last one I took 30 years ago, and my range rover should be up to the job. So after the...More
Considering the heavy rains the last month,the road up was in surprisingly good condition. It has been widened, probably due to the equipment brought up for the tower renovation. The castle is often closed but you can get a good view from the path at...More
We could not go into the castle as they are renovating it. The location is beautiful and the castle very interesting. We tried the website that was listed to find out more about restorations efforts. However we could not get this site to load.
I checked on various websites for opening times and found out only open on Wednesdays. We drove to Paderne today (Wed 14 Feb) and bumped along the dirt track. Parked under the noisy A22 and walked up the hill. The Castle was ...closed. The tower...More
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If you go to Albufeira Bus Station (up the hill near ALDI), you can get an EVA bus straight to Paderne. These run around every half hour, takes about 20-25 minutes and costs about 2.5 euros. One you get to Paderne, it will... More
If you go to Albufeira Bus Station (up the hill near ALDI), you can get an EVA bus straight to Paderne. These run around every half hour, takes about 20-25 minutes and costs about 2.5 euros. One you get to Paderne, it will take a very long time to walk to the castle, as it is right out on the outskirts, with no amenities, not even anywhere to stop for a drink. It will be a long, hard slog, but the views are lovely once you get there. At the foot of the castle hill, follow the conservation route along the river to find the Medieval Bridge.