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Great Things to Do Near El Molino del Pilón
In the midst of your own lush gardens and explore the wooded walks around the house.
Carthusian Horse Centre
Visit the national breeding facilities on the road to Jerez and see the best horses in the country! This place shows the sheer natural beauty of the animal.
Wander Around the Old Town of Arcos
Just a few miles away and you can explore its dizzy views, medieval streets and churches.
Sip Sherry in Jerez de la Frontera
Home of sherries - a surprisingly wide range of types of wine are made in the unique Sherry method and you can watch it being made if you visit one of the several Bodegas in the region. Tio Pepe is especially well organized with tours and generous samples! It's easy to find too.
Visit Tarifa on the Southernmost tip of Andalucía
See the kite surfers (you could have a go yourself!), explore the castle and the old town and marvel at the views across to Morocco. Africa is just 11 miles away across the Straits.
Explore Medina Sidonia
See the cathedral and the Roman fortress and explore the old town that was once largely owned by the wealthiest family of Spain.
Be amazed by the scale of these largely unheard of Roman remains. A whole Roman city, tucked into a curve of the coastline. You can follow your archaeological exploration with a great fish lunch right there on the beachside!
Visit Cape Trafalgar, its Lighthouse and Beaches
In 1805 the famous naval battle was fought just 5 miles off shore from the headland and you can begin to imagine the scene at this atmospheric and beautiful spot. The beaches here are superb too.
So rarely mentioned in any guidebook, but the old town is an absolute gem. Some of things to experience - visit the Cathedral, climb the Torre Tavira, explore the castle and get a sense of its naval history, or simply sit in a patio, be-decked with flowers and people watch.
Enjoy the scenic drive there as well as this famous picturesque town perched astride the gorge.
... for leather goods in Ubrique!
Discover its cathedral and the exquisite Moorish palace or Alcazar. You can even take a city bus tour - it's a great way to see the sights.
Visit Doñana National Park
Take a boat from Sanlucar and see its southern edges or drive to Matalascanas and do the full tour in a 4-wheel drive desert bus! This is Europe's largest birdlife reserve and quite unique.
Try Horse Racing
Right on the beach at Sanlucar in August!
Take a Drive and Explore
Stunning scenery is within easy reach: it's a beautiful mountain drive via Alcala, Ubrique, Grazelama and El Bosque or, even closer, the amazing views near Algar of the reservoirs and mountains.
Visit Gibraltar for the Day
Definitely not Spain - and not Britain either. A good day trip the best bit is the rock itself so take a cable car ride or a taxi or walk... to the top!
Take the Kids to Aquasherry Water Park
...just outside Jerez. Make the children the excuse and have a great time yourself on the slides and flumes.
There are some great courses in the area, all available to non-members. Montecastillo at Jerez and San Roque near Algeciras are the most famous but there are several others: Montenmedio near Vejer and the new course at Benelup.
Visit the Zoo
Jerez zoo is interesting and well run. It's a worthwhile half-day outing.
See the Royal Equestrian School in Jerez
The grand centre of the equestrian arts and there are daily displays of horsemanship.
|Arcos de la Frontera||10 mins|
|El Bosque||25 mins|
|Medina Sidonia||60 mins|
|El Puerto de Santa Maria||50 mins|
|El Palmar||70 mins|