Day two was all about the view. After the walking the day before I needed to take it a little easier on my feet, blisters made the decision of using public transport very easy! We hopped on a bus after buying some very old fashioned transport tickets and crossed the river over to Buda for the day.
Our first stop was Fisherman's Bastion on Buda Hill. It's like stepping into a fairy tale, cobbled streets, pale stone and rows of turrets and the view is stunning looking straight over to Pest with the grand Parliament building facing you. You can stop for a coffee or eat lunch over the river Danube. We opted for ice lollies sat under a marble monument to catch some shade.
From the Bastion we walked over to Buda Castle- Royal Palace another imposing building with great views over the river. The palace was housing an art exhibit but we opted for a quiet walk around the grounds and even tried our hand at archery. For novices we really weren't that bad! The guards were out on duty in front of one of the palace buildings and we caught them just as they were about to change over. I have to say The Queens guards in the UK put them to shame, they were stifling smiles and giggles!
From the vantage point we had here there was only one last place to visit and that meant hopping onto a tram followed by another bus and then a mini climb to reach the summit of the Cittadella a fortress with the best views over Budapest. By now the heat was into the late 30oCs so we started to wilt a little but after a small push we were rewarded with the photos.