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Bled Castle

Climb to the summit of one of the oldest castles in Slovenia for spectacular views of Lake Bled and the countryside.

Bled Castle is a magnificent 11th-century structure with large red-roofed turrets and a range of architectural styles. Initially conceived as a defense system, it contains a Romanesque tower and Gothic arches that were added in the late Middle Ages. Stroll through the impressive castle to appreciate its size and history.

Peruse the fortified central part of the castle, which was used as a residence for feudal lords. See the outer walls and buildings that housed the servants. Arrive at the 16th-century Gothic chapel in the courtyard. Its Baroque touches and illusion frescoes were added in the early 18th century. Examine paintings of the German King and Holy Roman Emperor Henry II and his wife Kunigunda.

Enter the Castle Printing Shop to learn about manual publication and printing techniques and see a reconstructed Gutenberg press. In the cellar beneath the shop, purchase a bottle of wine sealed with wax. Peruse the museum in the upper courtyard to understand the history of Bled. The museum’s rooms contain old furniture and other relics that bring past eras to life.

Visit the castle forge for its collection of impressive iron artworks. The summer months feature events, such as archery tournaments and Medieval Days when guides dressed as knights present the castle to visitors.

The castle stands on a clifftop 425 feet (130 meters) above the lake. Capture photos of the panoramic view of Lake Bled, its small island and the green countryside beneath the Julian Alps.

Dine at the majestic setting of the castle restaurant. There is a fee to enter the castle, with discounts for children. The castle opens daily from morning until late in the evening, with earlier closing times in winter.

Bled Castle is on the cliffs of the northeastern shore of Lake Bled, just north of the Castle Bathing Area and Grajska Plaza, which has several restaurants and cafés. Nearby attractions include the Church of Sv Marika Bozja on Bled Island and the Veslaška Promenade.


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Lodging Near Bled Castle

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Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts $115
Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts

Cankarjeva 6, Bled
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 81 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Bled, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, and Church of Sv Marika Bozja. Lake Bled and Church of the Assumption of Mary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Hotel Kompas $93
    Hotel Kompas

    Hotel Kompas

    Cankarjeva 2, Bled
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 159 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Bled, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Church of the Assumption of Mary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts $200
      Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts

      Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts

      Cesta Svobode 12, Bled
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 162 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Located near the slopes, this Bled hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Church of the Assumption of Mary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec $113
        Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

        Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

        Ljubljanska Cesta 6, Bled
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 204 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located near the slopes, this Bled hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Church of the Assumption of Mary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Old Bled House $154
          Old Bled House

          Old Bled House

          Zagoriška 12, Bled
             
            4.7
            of 5, from 16 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Bled, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Church of the Assumption of Mary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hotel Jelovica Bled $128
            Hotel Jelovica Bled

            Hotel Jelovica Bled

            Cesta Svobode 8, Bled
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 232 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Bled, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church and Bled Castle. Vintgar Gorge and Hunting Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Hotel Vila Bled $203
              Hotel Vila Bled

              Hotel Vila Bled

              Cesta Svobode 18, Bled
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 157 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Church of Sv Marika Bozja and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bled Castle and Lake Bled. St. Martin's Parish Church is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

                Vila Prešeren $94
                Vila Prešeren

                Vila Prešeren

                Veslaska Promenada 14, Bled
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 85 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Bled, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church and Bled Castle. Lake Bled and Church of Sv Marika Bozja are also within 2 mi (3 km).