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Here is an image of the village of Skipness in Kintyre, Scotland and its beach, Skipness is home to Skipness Castle with its famous Seafood Cabin.

Skipness Beach, Kintyre, Scotland

Skipness Beach, Kintyre, Scotland

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Here is the ‘Capital’ of the Isle of Sanday in the Orkney Islands, the village of Lady.

Village of Lady, Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Village of Lady, Sanday, Orkney Islands, 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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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