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“Great View” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castle Hill

Castle Hill
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US$37.37*
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Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion
Ranked #6 of 438 things to do in Budapest
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Fee: No
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Amazing view of the city and the walk is not too difficult. There are several fountains where you can refill your water bottles, including one with mineral water, so make sure you save your bottle!

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We visited here late in the day, and it was the perfect time. This attraction is always busy, but less so in the evening. We were able to enjoy the amazing views, and to just wander the streets. It is quite a steep climb up, and the tourist buses do come up here. But climbing up, and just discovering was wonderful. We visited the next day by bus and it just wasn't the same.

Visited July 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Great Place to Walk Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Great area to walk around in. Something interesting around every corner. Be sure to venture beyond the tour bus area, and do some of the promenade on the "back" of the island.

Tip: if you want to see the changing of the guard, avoid the massive crowd in the plaza in front of the Palace. The guard marches out from the side of the building, and also does a brief change ceremony at the guard box on the side, too. There was hardly anyone there for that, until a bunch of tourists came and barged into the middle of the ceremony. (Sheesh, people! Have some manners when you're in another country.)

Visited August 2014
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“Historic Budapest at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The castle hill in itself is home to numerous attractions like the Buda Castle, Royal Place, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion etc. Therefore, it automatically qualifies as a must see while visiting Budapest. The view of the Danube with the chain bridge is a photogenic one.

Visited June 2014
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Kontich, Antwerpen, Belgium
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“Culture and views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Castle hill offers a lot of different things, you have the obvious cultural-historical buildings (the castle, fisher's bastion, some churches) but you can also walk about the 'village' which offers a lot of different things, café's, some restaurants (though not many) and the labyrinths where Dracula was imprisoned!

Visited July 2014
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