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“If you go early in the morning you have it all to yourself!”
Review of Castle Hill

Castle Hill
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Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion
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Buda Castle Explorer with an Entrance Ticket to Matthias Church from Budapest
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3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations
Ranked #7 of 471 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lovingly restored after being reduced to rubble during World War II, this picturesque area is located in the heart of medieval Budapest, which is characterized by cobblestone streets, narrow alleys and lovely squares surrounded by baroque and classical buildings.
Wrightwood, California
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“If you go early in the morning you have it all to yourself!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

We got up and out of the hotel early (7:30am), walked across the bridge, and took the funicular up to Castle Hill. We used Rick Steves self-guided walking tour and enjoyed learning about the sights and the history of the castle and the surrounding areas. We were the only tourists on Castle Hill for the first few hours, then around 10:30-11:00am swarms of tour buses and tour groups started to arrive...which was perfect because we were just finishing our sight-seeing up there. If you go early, you will be the only people on Castle Hill and can enjoy the magic of the place and be done just as all the other tourists arrive! Also, there are many nice coffee shops up there as well as public restrooms that you can use for a small fee.

Visited May 2013
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Penmachno, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views but some problems”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Just wandering around is all you need. We chanced upon the changing of the guard at midday on a Sunday. Wander from here down Lord street and then back along the walls.

Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Go on... Walk!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We walked, it's a nice easy walk, it's lovely watching the views change as the path meanders around. You can get lovely photos. Lots of places to visit in the castle hill, or you can just walk round a take in the views!

Visited January 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“must see”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was our favorite bit of Budapest. It was a bit of a hike to take the stairs, but later we took the bus and that was convenient as well. There are some nice little shops up here as well as historic buildings.

Visited March 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Wow, most interestng”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Easy to get to, but be prepared to walk. don't even think about driving a rental car in this area. Many neat things to see and do. Well worth the time to explore.

Visited June 2013
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