county in Northern Hungary

Heves county is in Northern Hungary. Heves county is a geographically diverse area; its northern part is mountainous (the Mátra and Bükk are the two highest mountain ranges in Hungary), while at south it includes a part of the Great Hungarian Plain. From south it is bordered by Lake Tisza, the largest artificial lake in Hungary.



  1 Eger (Eger district, Verpelét)
Main sights: Dobo Square and the Castle of Eger, Eger Basilica, Archbishop's Palace, Eger minaret, Esterhazy Karoly College or Liceum, Bishop's Garden, Valley of the Beautiful Women. Also don't miss wines, especially Bull's Blood (Bikavér).
  2 Gyöngyös (Gyöngyöspata)
Orczy castle and landscape park, Matra Smallgauge Train, Lake Saint Anne, Mud Mountain, Kékestető. City of vines.
  3 Hatvan   (Grassalkovich Palace, Lőrinci)
  4 Bélapátfalva
  5 Pétervására

Heves and Füzesabony are described in the Lake Tisza article.

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Eger city, which is considered one of Hungary's most beautiful baroque cities. Its monuments with excellent wines and medicinal waters also attract many tourists. The shores of Lake Tisza are a popular holiday area, and the hiking trails of the Mátra and Bükk regions are a special experience for those who love romantic mountain hikes. Medical tourism is also present in the county, its baths include the Markhot Ferenc Hospital Turkish Bath (Pasha Arnaut Bath)).

Get in


From Budapest the M3 motorway or express trains on the route to Miskolc.

Get around


Public transport is available and runs regularly.

Palacehotel, Sasvár



Wine grapes are grown on a significant part of the arable land. A particularly important area is Eger and its surroundings, Gyöngyös and Nagyréde, which are a historical wine region. The most famous wines of the county are Egri Bikavér, Egri Leányka, Egerszóláti Olaszrizling and Debrői Hárslevelű.

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