on the way back from vintgar gorge to grand hotel toplice, decided to go the bled castle.
parked at public carpark beside the castle.
entrance €11pax was a bomb consider for a tiny place so just consider donations for upkeep la..
wife & on bought some drink. were told tickets offer discounts paid just €2.80 for 1 flat white 1 cappuccino 1 mineral water.
Bled Castle perched atop a steep cliff rising 130m above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. according to written sources, it is the oldest castle in Slovenia, first mentioned in a 1011 donation deed as castellum Veldes.
and it offers the finest view of the Bled island, the town of Bled and of the wider countryside of the Gorenjska region.
the views were just incredible… we stayed till sunset about 7.20pm.
the twilight afterglow quite mesmerising…
wonderful place to chill & have a cuppa la….
bled castle perch on the hill directly across lake bled from grand hotel toplice.
so offer a great view over the expanse of water & the surrounding skyline…
hotel grand toplice just directly across the lake from this vantage point.
we were at the lower courtyard with shops, café, gallery and the wine cellar.
with million $ view of lake bled & the evening sunset though it was overcast…
a staircase connects to the upper courtyard. 🙂
we moved up to the upper courtyard with a 16th century chapel, the museum and the restaurant.
like many other scenic spots like bled island etc, bled castle is a popular spot for wedding receptions. there was one proceeding on the upper courtyard.
went up to the rooms & view over the surrounding plains.
there was an inverted pin-hole camera.
an alley way along the castle wall.
looking over the lower court.
small place not so much to see.
but a great place to chill, relax, have a coffee, enjoy the aerial views over lake bled & the beautiful sunset.
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