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British History brought to life at Pembroke Castle in front of your own eyes!

Prepare to be amazed if you visit Pembroke Castle! We certainly were! Expecting to see a small provincial castle overlooking a small town in Pembrokeshire. Little did we know just how much was on offer for families. check out more Wales articles here You can visit the impressive Norman Keep/Tower, take a walk across the brilliantly innovative map of Welsh Castles/Cathedrals….. or for those brave ones you could even venture into the Castle Dungeons or the enormous Wogan Cavern. Who’d have known that Pembroke Castle would be such an exciting place for the whole family to visit….. Having spent some time researching for our visit to...

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From Nazaré to Batalha | A Taste of Central Portugal

As ever our itching feet were just waiting to see what else the region of Estremadura & Ribatejo has to offer.. so with time to spare and the winter sunshine on our faces, we headed out of the Natur Parc campsite to first explore Nazaré and then onto the truly impressive Batalha. check out more Portugal articles here Thankfully, we’ve found a great campsite (ValeParaiso) here in Nazaré that is proving to be perfect for both girls! We’ve seen huge smiles on their faces yet again today as they’ve enjoyed the outdoor play parks, bike trails from the campsite...

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Portugal’s West Coast Route | Body Boarding between Aveiro and Nazare

Whilst thousands flock to the Algarve each year, we’ve found ourselves falling for Portugal’s west coast. Packed full of rugged scenery, Portugal’s west coast (Oceanic Atlantico) is undoubtedly the perfect place to try a road-trip along this dramatic coastline. It’s a special European gem not to be missed…. check out more Spanish articles here Although we’ve absolutely loved every second of our time in Central Portugal, easily finding things to add to our newly created ‘Portugal Mini Guide‘… we still can’t decide whether we prefered Tomar to Batalha.. or Nazaré to Obidos…but time waits for no man, so we’ve pushed...

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Sampling the delights of Aveiro & Costa Nova by fishing boat…

Heading out to explore what the region had to offer between Costa Nova & Aveiro, we stumbled on Costa Nova’s colourful wooden houses that reminded us almost instantly of some great fun in both Bergen and particularly Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Before heading into Aveiro’s spectacular canal lined streets. It’s a truly fantastic part of Portugal we’d happily return to… check out more portugal articles here Having woken early to get the best of the sunlight in this fantastic campsite, we ventured out to explore the wooded site with the girls… this Orbitur Vagueira campsite is neatly tucked inbetween one of...

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Caminha in Northern Portugal?

Since we’ve now travelled the length and breadth of Portugal… we’ve arrived at the northern most part of Portugal…after a fantastic stay in Porto!!  In fact you can actually see across to Spain from the window of our motorhome where I sit and type this today!! Looking out past that pretty fishing boat in the above picture!! What an amazing view to get from yet another quality Orbitur campsite (Caminha) check out more Portugal articles here Caminha is an ancient fortress town beside the Minho…. its obvious why it was important to the Romans and Celts who settled down...

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