Bled

Travel Guide

Visit a historic island church and a clifftop castle with views of the lake and the country’s tallest mountain.

Bled is a quaint lakeside town amid snow-capped mountains and forests in Triglav National Park. Medieval structures, including churches and an iconic castle, add to the enchanting setting and decorate the many walking paths around Lake Bled.

Climb to the summit of Bled Castle for a panoramic view of the lake, the town and the white tops of the Julian Alps. Admire the 11th-century structure’s red-roofed turrets and fairy tale-like features. The castle appears delicately balanced on a rugged cliff overlooking the lake.

Trek through the forest and stop for a picnic. Amble along the row of trees on Bled Promenade and note the changing colors of autumn leaves. A park beside Mlino on the southern shore has boats to take you to Slovenia’s only island, where you will find the Church of Sv Marika Bozja (Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary).

Enter the 17th-century site to see its ecclesiastical relics and the frescoes that pre-date the church. Ring the wishing bell, allegedly given to the church by the Pope, for good luck. Venture into the nearby national park to see Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s tallest mountain. Discover Iglica Waterfall and the Babji Zob Cave nearby.

Just 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of the lake is the Vintgar Gorge. Walk along the wooden bridges clinging to the cliffs. Admire the misty water rapids, whirlpools and cascades along the stream.

Expect a mild climate of warm summers and cool winters with snow flurries. Learn about the town’s medieval feudal system. Bled became popular with elite classes in the early 1900s due to its picturesque setting and health spa. Explore ski slopes, golf courses and mountain trails in its glorious countryside.

Fly to Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Airport and drive northwest for 22 miles (35 kilometers) to reach Bled. Buses and trains depart regularly from Ljubljana to the lakeside town in the northwestern part of Slovenia.

The serene town of Bled is a romantic part of Slovenia, with the country’s only island and highest mountain.

Old Bled House
Old Bled House
3.5 out of 5
Zagoriška 12, Bled, 4260
The price is £108 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bled. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (142 reviews)
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Old Bled House
Rikli Balance Hotel
Rikli Balance Hotel
4 out of 5
Cankarjeva 4, Bled, 4260
The price is £129 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Bled. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 4 indoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (256 reviews)
We would definitely return
"We really enjoyed our stay here over the Xmas period. The hotel is spotless & modern yet cosy. We paid extra for a lake view which was worth it, stunning view. The shower was amazing, hairdryer fantastic (often they aren't), towels were changed daily. Plenty of storage etc. Our only issue is that ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2022

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Hotel Park
Hotel Park
4 out of 5
Cesta svobode 15, Bled, 4260
The price is £130 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Bled. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (368 reviews)
"Great location. Very good technology with cat robots"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2022

Hotel Park
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Bled Apartments
Bled Apartments
3 out of 5
LJUBLJANSKA CESTA 32, Bled, 4260
The price is £81 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bled. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an LCD TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (124 reviews)
Spacious apartment just 10 minutes walk from lake
"Good size apartment, very clean, just 10 minutes walk from the lake, easy to access by car. Our apartment (12) was very quiet and had none of the road noise others mentioned. There was no one on reception when we arrived but the check in was all sorted for us and no problem. The supermarket is very ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Bled Apartments
Bled Sauna Apartments
Bled Sauna Apartments
4 out of 5
8 Planinska cesta, Bled, Radovljica, 4260
The price is £152 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Bled. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
A clean and comfortable staying
"Like: care of the owners, clean apartment, very quiet surroundings, comfy parking, kitchen facilities, free coffee."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

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Vila Ula La Luxury Apartments Bled
Vila Ula La Luxury Apartments Bled
4 out of 5
28 Ljubljanska cesta, Bled, Radovljica, 4260
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bled. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
5/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Family vacation
"Perfect for a large family vacation. Great location!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Vila Ula La Luxury Apartments Bled
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