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The lookout tower of Major-tető (Szarvaskő)

Lookout Tower · Bükk-vidék
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  • The castle hill over Szarvaskő in sunrise with the lookout tower on Major-tető in the background
    / The castle hill over Szarvaskő in sunrise with the lookout tower on Major-tető in the background
    Photo: Gulyás Attila, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The view over Szarvaskő
    / The view over Szarvaskő
    Photo: Gulyás Attila, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The outskirts of Szarvaskő with a sign to the tower.
    / The outskirts of Szarvaskő with a sign to the tower.
    Photo: Gulyás Attila, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Szarvaskő
    / Szarvaskő
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
Map / The lookout tower of Major-tető (Szarvaskő)

As a result of a win-win agreement a private company’s cell tower functions as a lookout tower near Szarvaskő on the edge of Bükk Mountains. The wonderful view truly explains why the village is considered to have one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Szarvaskő is located on the western rim of Bükk in a majestic valley. The landscape is made up by the valley of Eger Creek, steep volcanic cliffs and the winding railway, which is most enjoyable from the lookout tower on Major-tető.

In 2004 a mobile service provider chose Major-tető (360 m) to build a cell tower on and agreed with the local government to integrate it into a lookout tower. As a result of this win-win agreement the cell tower is partly covered by a wooden structure, which offers a great panoramic view over the area at a height of 30 meters. Besides the immediate surroundings you can enjoy the view over the Bükk Plateau and Eger, too.

The Blue \ (K\) nature trail of 11 stations guides you from the village center to Várhegy via Akasztó-hegy and Major-tető (nearly 10 km).

Opening hours

Open all year round.

Fee:

Free of charge.

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Author
Zsuzsa Lévai
Updated: November 29, 2019

Public transport

  • Get off at Szarvaskő train stop (train service between Szilvásvárad and Eger).
  • Get off at “Szarvaskő, italbolt” or “Szarvaskő, Újtelep” (bus service from Eger).

Getting there

  • From the train stop take Vasút Street to reach Road 25 (Egri Street). Cross the road and continue along the Blue (K) Trail in Fő Street towards the edge of the village. Past a roadside cross turn left onto the Blue ▲ (K▲) spur trail and hike 500 more meters to reach the tower.
  • From bus stop “Szarvaskő, italbolt” (or the parking lot there) head along the Blue (K) Trail in Fő Street just opposite. Past a roadside cross turn left onto the Blue ▲ (K▲) spur trail and hike 500 more meters to reach the tower.
  • From bus stop “Szarvaskő, Újtelep” walk 200 meters towards the village along Road 25. Turn left onto Fő Street. Follow the Blue (K) markers along II. Rákóczi Ferenc Street. Turn left onto the Blue ▲ (K▲) spur trail and hike 500 more meters to reach the tower.

Parking

  • Free of charge parking lot in the center of Szarvaskő at bus stop “Szarvaskő, Italbolt”.
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Distance
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Long Distance Hiking
62.4 km
19:30 h
2275 m
2360 m
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