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With its medieval old town, cobbled streets, canals, market square and historic buildings, Bruges offers picturesque views at every turn.
The perfect choice for an atmospheric city break, and the ideal destination for chocolate lovers and beer aficionados, Bruges has something for everyone.
Book your flights today and discover this fairy tale city for yourself.
As most of the attractions in Bruges aren’t weather dependant, the city makes a great destination throughout the year.
If you visit in the summer months you’ll be able to stroll through the warm city streets and spend your evenings watching the world go by from a pavement café. Head to Bruges in the winter to enjoy its festive Christmas markets or book flights to Bruges in the spring time and see the city burst into life.
In general, flights to Bruges are slightly more expensive in the summer and in the run up to Christmas. Autumn, spring and late winter are often less busy, so if you don’t want to queue for your chocolate and beer, they could be the perfect periods to plan your trip.
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The closest airport to Bruges is Ostend-Bruges International which is located around 18 miles from the city centre. However, there is a fairly limited number of UK flights departing to here, so you may find it more convenient to fly to Brussels International, 60 miles from central Bruges. From Brussels you can travel to Bruges by train, bus, hire car or taxi.
A number of airlines connect the UK’s air hubs with airports close to Bruges every day. Some of the airlines with frequent services are:
The old town of Bruges is small and easy to navigate on foot. Spend your days exploring its cobbled streets, visiting its historic buildings and relaxing in its plentiful cafes and restaurants.
If you want to go further afield, the city has a fast and efficient bus network that offers cheap fares to all corners of Bruges. You can also hire a bike and explore the city on two wheels.
Once you’ve booked your flights to Bruges, it’s time to start planning your trip. Most of the city’s famous sights are located in and around its old town, making it easy to explore them all during your stay.
The city’s most prominent landmark is the Belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower located on the market square. Climb the 366 steps to the very top of the tower for panoramic views of the surrounding area.
From the Belfry of Bruges it’s just a five-minute walk to The Groeningemuseum, one of the city’s other main attractions. Home to a comprehensive collection of Flemish and Belgian artworks, it’s one of the best places to learn more about the city’s culture and heritage.
Once you’ve enjoyed a few hours of sightseeing, it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth. The chocolate made in Bruges is arguably the best in the world, and the city is justifiably proud of its confectionary. A number of chocolatiers can be found across the old town, giving you plenty of opportunities to sample some of the sweet stuff.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Bruges. Like the rest of Belgium, the city is one hour ahead of the UK.