Peniscola.

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Camping Eden. Just a normal well established site with nice hedge lined pitches. Nice staff. A bit limited right now as they are rebuilding the restaurant but top showers, hot and a proper on/off tap. Showers maketh the site for me. Pretty full, a lot of Germans, so far I have managed not to mention The War. Good WiFi. 50 metres from the shoreline.

    After a stopover here years ago it has been on the "to do" list to look closer and so here we are. The place is typical high quality low rise resort, lovely beaches and like a morgue. Apart from the campsite and supermarkets it's locked down. Very peaceful really. Seriously good cycling along the front.

    They appear to be allowing MHs on the port car park FOC right now, all pay and display machines are covered and no signs to say no camping.

    But The Bonus is the castle. €3.75 for olde fartes and what a place, built by The Templars to last. Two meter thick walls, looks like granite and built on a rocky outcrop in the sea. It's in pristine condition and a joy to walk round with views to die for.

    So a nice stop 'till Monday when we hit Benidorm.
     
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    And there's me wondering what type of Cola that was? :whistle:
     
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    Mrs C says she'll have a 'large one' please - and hold the ice
     
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    You probably know this already but worth another look

     
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    A lot of mix and match cheating there. We've done Avila as well, incredible sight as it appears in the distance.
     
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    Yes I think only the external shots were filmed there even in that clip, don't recall seeing the Islamic arched entrance or the long castle walls but it is a few years since we were there. We usually stay at Alcossebre at either Playa Tropicana or Ribamar.
     
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    What's your weather like @hilldweller please? Can I leave my big fluffy boots at home?
     
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    Good. Cloudy first thing then bright sun, nil wind. Keeps to 15 deg all night.
     
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    Ta.(y)
     
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    Today.....
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    Thank you, now that does look very welcoming. Nice area to add to the list before or after benicassim(y)
     
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    What about the mosquitoes if there is at this time of year?
     
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    Surely not an area you'd expect em to be rife even in hot weather? No standing water for starters.
     
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    I went there over 25 years ago and it was beautiful then.
     
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    An erstwhile resident of the castle was Papa Luna. An anti Pope would incidently granted St Andrew's University religious credibility by granting it a charter.

    Dick (a compulsive reader of plaques :LOL:)
     
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    I think we stayed at that big hotel in the centre of the 3rd image on posting No 10 when we were driving through the area. Always remember being told that the town's name was pronounced 'Penyishhkohla' or similar.
     
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    The beech scenes are like Loret de Mar in high season. ;)
     
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    Been penoscola got t shirt
     

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