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Father’s Day Budabest unless you’re English

I’ve stepped on some toes here with this Father’s Day teaser… it’s Budabest unless you’re English.

England is revolting (no, it’s friendly rivalry, I like them and even married one).

Their beloved Three Lions, their soccer side, have just been stuffed 4-0 at home by Hungary, on the back of a 1-0 defeat over there.

So the city on the Danube is probably the last place the Engerlish would think of visiting right now.

Celtic nations celebrations

Remember them: Puskas and the 1953 6-3 win

But among England’s Celtic neighbours there were smiles, chief among them Scotland, who won 4-1 in Armenia.

With the Jocks the last team to beat the Auld Enemy by four on their patch.

In Ireland too, my second home.

Bridge of highs: On the Danube

And with Father’s Day around the corner we should all be dropping hints about the joys of Budapest.

Online travel specialists Click&Go are offering this three-nighter 3* on the Danube from €229pp for this September.

You’ll be staying at the Agape Apartments and saving €22.35, a couple of goulashes and beers there.

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River of dreams: Budapest on the Danube

Click&Go’s deal includes return flights from Dublin to Budapest on a room only basis.

Now you’ll be staying in Pest area of the city, next to the great boulevard.

And you’ll be bang in the night life with restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, pubs, shops and stores all within a short walking distance.

A bus and tram stop are just 150 m while Budapest airport lies some 20 km away.

There are 40 accommodation units in total with brand new, spacious suites or apartments.

Specs appeal 

Who needs that? The Grandhotel Budapest

And the specs are appealing.

The modern, stylish and cosy studios and apartments feature TV, a well-equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave and coffee facilities.

And there is a pleasant bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and towels features.

It’s Father’s Day Budabest unless you’re English.