Budapest’s Margaret Island, a green haven in Hungary’s capital

The landscaped acres of this island in the Danube make a peaceful (and pretty much cost-free) day out in the middle of the city

An eye-shaped haven in the centre of the Danube, Margaret Island lies between the grandeur of Pest to the east and Buda, the city’s more frenetic side, to the west. Just 1.6 miles long (it is linked to a bridge at either end) and less than half a mile wide, it’s a tree-lined sanctuary away from the crowds. And, best of all, it’s (mainly) free.

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