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The Skipness Castle Gate in Kintyre, Scotland. Entrance to the Castle and the Seafood Cabin.

Skipness Castle Gatehouse, Kintyre, Scotland

Skipness Castle Gatehouse, Kintyre, Scotland

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Here is an image of the Castle at Skipness.

Skipness Castle, Kintyre, Scotland

Skipness Castle, Kintyre, Scotland

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Here is the menu sign from the wonderful Seafood Cabin in Skipness Castle, Kintyre, Scotland.

Seafood Cabin Food Menu, Skipness Castle, Kintyre, Scotland

Seafood Cabin Food Menu, Skipness Castle, Kintyre, Scotland

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Here is the view from the Seafood Cabin out onto the Isle of Arran from Skipness.

View from Seafood Cabin Skipness across to the Isle of Arran, Scotland

View from Seafood Cabin Skipness across to the Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Here we have the wonderful castle in Lochranza on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Monsaraz, set in the heart of Alentejo countryside, is one of Portugal’s most inspiring fortified hilltop villages.

Monsaraz Village, Alentejo, Portugal

Monsaraz has a Castle, built in 1310, offering spectacular views over the village and surrounding plains.

Monsaraz Castle, Portugal

The village also boasts an elegant Igreja Matriz Parish Church which welcomes visitors.

Monsaraz Igreja Matriz Parish Church, Portugal

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A popular tourist destination today, Silves was once the capital of Moorish Algarve. Surrounded by red sandstone walls and gates, Silves is protected by its Moorish castle which was finally captured by Dom Sancho I. The castle was restored in 1835.

Res Sandstone Walls and Gates in Silves, Portugal

Silves Castle, Portugal

Statue to Dom Sancho I, Silves, Portugal

The other landmark of Silves is the 1189 Se MisericoridiaCathedral Church standing over a peaceful cobbled square with charming cafe terraces.

Se Cathedral of Misericoridia, Silves, Portugal

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Mertola is one of the most pleasant villages to visit in Portugal. Sat high above the Guadiana River the village is dominated by Mertola Castle. A statue of Ibn Qasi stands guard at the entrance.

Stuate of Ibn Qasi, Mertola Castle, Portugal

Next to Mertola Castle is the Matriz Parish Church with its elegant white facade.

Matriz Parish Church, Mertola, Portugal

Following the narrow streets down into the village you will come across the Torre de Relogio – the Clock Tower offer wide views over the surrounding valley. Close-by is the square holding the town hall. The square has been beautifully reformed recently.

Torre de Relogio - Clock Tower, Mertola, Portugal

Town Hall, Mertola, Portugal

Mertola offers many interesting museums on the village’s history, one of which the Islamic Studies Museum can be found in this charming yellow building.

Islamic Studies Museum, Mertola, Portugal

Finally, do not leave town without purchasing some fresh produce at Mertola’s market, cheese being particular speciality.

Market, Mertola, Portugal

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There are many wonderful villages in Portugal and if you are arriving in the North East corner of the country one of the first that you will come across is Braganca in the region of Tras-os-Montes.

The highlight of the village is definitely the Cidedela which comprises of the castle and the Menagem Tower, Santa Maria Church and the famous 12-13th century Domus Municipalis where the town’s medieval council used to sit.

The Domus Municipalis and Santa Maria Church, Braganca

Santa Maria Church, Braganca

Menagem Tower, Braganca

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With easy access through Ryanair, Alicante makes a great weekend break with a chance to sit back and enjoy the Med as well as dine out at a number of good restaurants.

Harbor Pier Walk, Alicante

Highlights include the Port with its array of yachts and small boats alongside Postiguet Beach which is surprisingly nice for a city beach.

Port, Alicante

Other landmarks include Santa Barbara Castle, the Town Hall and San Nicolas Cathedral Church, all within close walking distance from each other.

Santa Barbara Castle and Port, Alicante

City Hall - Ayuntamiento, Alicante

San Nicolas Cathedral Church, Alicante

The interesting Central Market – Mercado Central is also well worth a look around. Prices are very reasonable and the freshness of the products, second to none.

Central Market - Mercado Central, Alicante

Luceros Fountain and Square, Alicante

Finally sit back and enjoy a coffee on the Explanada de España which has an attractive tile mosaic surface.

Explanada de España, Alicante