Bled, Slovenia

Bled is a year round destination and thanks to its fairytale setting has long been a popular holiday resort for skiers, hikers, romantics and families alike. A laid back town with stunning scenery all around, Bled is set beside a beautiful lake amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the Julian Alps.

Lake Bled is the heart of the resort, and at its centre is an island with a charming baroque church whose bell when rung is said to make wishes come true. Overlooking the lake set on a steep cliff is Slovenia's oldest fortress; Bled Castle.

Things to do

Bled has plenty of outdoor activities for its visitors to enjoy; walking trails around the lake, mountain trails, tennis, golf courses, fishing, diving, kayaking, summer tobogganing, bicycles and rowing boats for hire; and of course skiing in the winter.

Take a trip across the lake in a Pletna boat (a wooden gondola) to Bled Island and the small Church of the Assumption of Mary which is accessed by 99 steps and like all visitors to this small church ring its bell and one of your wishes will be fulfilled.

The 11th century Bled Castle is perched 100m on a steep cliff directly above the lake; here you can visit period rooms, a 16th century chapel, the wine cellar, herbal gallery and a small museum with an exhibition on the castle's history.

The Vintgar Gorge is around 5km from Bled and a must see whilst staying in the area, the gorge is 1.6km long carving its way through the rocks. A trail runs along the Radovna River ending at the Sum waterfall, Slovenia's highest waterfall.

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Bled Hotels (8)

The hotel adores wonderful views across the lake, the island, the castle and the towering peaks of the Julian and Karavanke Alps. Modern amenities and a friendly staff further enhance this excellent h...

The traditional Grand Hotel Toplice is set on the shore of Lake Bled, close to all the resort amenities. This hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation and a spa with sauna and a natural thermal sp...

This up to date hotel has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and is surrounded by lush parkland that leads down to the shoreline of the lake....

This modern, stylish hotel is ideally located amidst lush countryside, close to a variety of sport and recreational facilities including tennis, golf, rowing, horse riding or swimming in Lake Bled....

The welcome and splendid hotel Krim is located in the town of Bled, in Slovenia. Bled is a well-known city because of its natural beauties, history and ideal location...

The Park Hotel is in the centre of Bled next to the shore of Lake Bled with views of the lake, the castle and the Julian Alps....

Ribno Hotel Bled is an attractive hotel, located just 5 minutes from the heart of Bled and offers pleasing views towards the mountains or the river....

The Hotel is an excellent starting point to hiking tours and excursions to explore the attractive surroundings of Bled....

Out and about

Getting around the small town of Bled is easily done by foot, and if you don't fancy the 6km walk around the lake there is a regular tourist train which takes you the whole way round while you sit back and enjoy the surroundings.

Bled has a good selection of restaurants with local and international cuisines available, dinner in Bled Castle offers something a little different, you get a tour through the castle alternated with an eight course dinner, each course is served in a different part of the castle.

The town has a number of bars, and just a couple of nightclubs, there is also a casino open till the early hours.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Bled

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