Incredible Vista at Bled Castle Day 1 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

bled castle

on the way back from vintgar gorge to grand hotel toplice, decided to go the bled castle.

parked at public carpark beside the castle.

€11pax entrance

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.

view of lake bled from bled castle

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.

view of lake bled from bled castle 

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….

view of lake bled from bled castle

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…

view of lake bled from bled castle3

view of lake bled from bled castle

hotel grand toplice just directly across the lake from this vantage point.

bled castle

we were at the lower courtyard with shops, café, gallery and the wine cellar.

sunset view of lake bled from bled castle

sunset view of lake bled from bled castle

sunset view of lake bled from bled castle

with million $ view of lake bled & the evening sunset though it was overcast…

bled castle

a staircase connects to the upper courtyard. 🙂

bled castle

bled castle

bled castle

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.

bled castle

view from bled castle

went up to the rooms & view over the surrounding plains.

pin-hole camera

there was an inverted pin-hole camera.

bled castle wall alley way

an alley way along the castle wall.

bled castle

looking over the lower court.

bled castle

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.

c.h.e.f andy

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Bled Castle

Location:

Grajska cesta, 4260 Bled, Slovenia

Opening Hours:

 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec  Apr, May, Sep, Oct  Jun, Jul, Aug
 8am – 6pm  8am – 8pm   8am – 9pm

Information

T: +386 4 57 29 782
F: +386 4 57 29 783
E: blejski.grad@zkbled.si

Restaurant
T: +386 4 620 34 44

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