VISIT THE TRAILS

Between the Tagus and the Atlantic – indomitable Nature
The headquarters of the allied forces is just a starting point

THE WELLINGTON TRAIL

At the heart of the Lines, visit some of the most notable places connected to the Duke of Wellington Sir Arthur Wellesley’s stay on the Line of Torres Vedras.

From Quinta dos Freixos, where the commander of the allied troops established his headquarters to the Great Fort at Alqueidão, which served as a command post for these lines for the defence of Lisbon, passing through Serra do Socorro, or the eagle’s nest (a name that refers back to the time Wellington spent there), where the central telegraph communications station was positioned, there is a discovery to be made at every step of the way.

Leaving the Heritage and Visitors’ Centre for the Lines of Torres Vedras in Sobral de Monte Agraço, roads and paths fan out. These were once protected by the comprehensive trench system at Alqueidão and by the forts at Enxara, and following them can surprise you at almost every turn. Forts; the headquarters of Wellington, William Beresford and General Spencer; churches and chapels; the cobbles and steps of the sections of military road that facilitated the movement of troops, provisions and artillery, as well as the transport of the wounded; these are just some examples of what you can see and feel, in the midst of relaxing, breathtaking countryside.

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HERITAGE AND VISITORS’ CENTRE FOR THE LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS (CILT)

Praça Dr. Eugénio Dias, n.º 12 | 2590-016 Sobral de Monte Agraço

(+351) 261 942 296

cilt@cm-sobral.pt

www.cilt.pt

From Tuesday to Sunday | 10:30 am – 1pm/ 2pm – 6:30pm

WHERE TO EAT

Allow yourself to be transported back to the Lines by experiencing the taste of local dishes using local ingredients, accompanied by a sprinkling of anecdotes that recreate the flavours of the 19th century.

WHERE TO SLEEP

Because you’ll want to stay, pick a location where you can recharge your batteries, where tranquility and a sense of well-being go hand in hand with history.

WHAT TO SEE

From Torres Vedras, you can climb to the tops of hills and visit the castle and other historic sites which illustrate the past. You can listen to the chimes marking the passage of time; breathe in the intense, warm aroma of the countryside; swim in the cooling waters of a very blue sea which plays on an endless golden beach.

WHAT TO DO

Today, the Lines of Torres Vedras are an excuse to live, feel and savour what this area has to offer. Along the Lines, you can try a little of everything: from adventure to sport; culture to wellbeing; from wines to fine food… Daydream with your family, your partner, or in a group. Dedicate your time to taking the best of what Life has to offer as you explore the Wellington Trail.