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Destination guide

Experience Budapest in holiday lettings

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and a city that is rich with history, having played major roles in world events dating to ancient times. It has seen the Crusades, the Mongols, Ottoman rule and revolution, and it played a role in World War II. Holiday lettings allow you to spend time soaking up the culture and history of this unique region of Eastern Europe.

History

Heritage sites near Budapest holiday homes

If you’re looking for history and heritage, there are few better places to find it than Budapest. You can step out of your holiday rental and walk the streets to Sándor Palace to view friezes recreated from the 19th-century originals. A visit to Péterffy Palace lets you see a Baroque mansion built in 1756, housing an exhibit commemorating an 1838 flood. A walk down Andrássy Avenue offers a number of historic sites, including the Hungarian State Opera House. Heroes’ Square is noted for its statue complex representing a number of important Hungarian national leaders from throughout history.

Things to do

Things to do near Budapest holiday cottages

Plenty of attractions can be found just blocks away from holiday cottages in Budapest. The Hungarian Parliament Building first opened in 1904 and is a massive example of Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival architecture, with tours available. Buda Castle is a medieval structure that currently plays host to the Hungarian National Gallery art collection. The Fisherman’s Bastion is a 19th-century fortress with seven turreted lookout towers from which you can see panoramic views or sit at the onsite cafe. The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is a public bathhouse where the water is augmented by minerals and heated for therapeutic purposes.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Gellert Hill

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Gellert Hill a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Verem Room Excape Game (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • PANiQ-Room (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • MindQuest (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Elevenpark Jatszohaz (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Mystique Room (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gellert Hill

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gellert Hill is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Memento Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Garden of Philosophy (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Sas-Mountain Natural Reserve (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Vermezo Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Elizabeth Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Europa Grove (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gellert Hill

The nearest airport is in Budapest (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Budapest Deli Railway Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Szent Gellert ter Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How to get around

Transport to your Budapest holiday rental

Budapest has a good public transport system to get you to and from your holiday rental. You can fly into the airport and take a carriage into town. Bus service runs throughout the town, as does a metro rail and streetcars. You can get a hire car and self-drive, or you can cycle around town. Many of the streets are also quite walkable if you prefer that means of seeing the sights.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Budapest

As you enjoy your holiday lettings, there are a number of regional dishes that you must try while you’re in Hungary. Fisherman’s Soup is made from carp, paprika and broth. Goulash is among the most famous of all Hungarian dishes, traditionally made from beef with vegetables and paprika. Chicken Paprikash contains chicken, onion, garlic, green peppers, sour cream, tomato, black pepper and, of course, paprika. Lángos is famed Hungarian street food – deep-fried dough served with many toppings including garlic oil, sour cream, grated cheese and more.

Good for couples

Romance in Budapest holiday cottages

You’ll find a wide range of romantic activities for couples staying in Budapest holiday cottages. You can travel to Margaret Island for a romantic picnic. You can enjoy a romantic hand-in-hand couples’ walk along the shores of the Danube River, or even book a cruise on the river. A trip to the top of Gellert Hill allows you stunning views of the reds and oranges of a sunrise or sunset. When you walk the streets of Szentendre, just a few minutes’ drive away from downtown, you’ll fall in love with the handicrafts, monuments and museums of this quaint village.

How many holiday rentals are available around Budapest?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 916 holiday lettings around Budapest. From 826 flats & apartments to 2 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Budapest?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Budapest. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Belváros - Lipótváros: 710 holiday homes
  • Lipótváros: 672 holiday homes
  • Terézváros: 703 holiday homes
  • Erzsébetváros: 685 holiday homes
  • Palace District: 532 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Budapest! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Budapest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Budapest with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Pilisszentkereszt: 28 holiday lettings
  • Vál: 36 holiday lettings
  • Velence: 37 holiday lettings
  • Sződ: 17 holiday lettings
  • Szentendre: 754 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Budapest?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Budapest. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Budapest Aquincum Station: 912 holiday rentals
  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular: 903 holiday rentals
  • Budapest Szabadsagtelep Station: 900 holiday rentals
  • Budapest Pesterzsebet Baths Station: 895 holiday rentals
  • Europa Grove: 903 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Budapest listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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