Bruges Belgium poster print
People may come to Bruges for the chocolate and the beer, but they stay because it is a truly charming place to visit!
Situated in the Flemish Region of Belgium, the entire city centre was declared a World Heritage site in 2000 by UNESCO, thanks to its valuable structural heritage. With its cobbled streets lined with quaint buildings, dramatic Gothic architecture and fairy-tale feel, it is the perfect place to enjoy a laid back city break. There's plenty of things to do from a boat ride along the canal , sampling the delights of one of the city's 50 chocolate shops, taking in some of the historic buildings and museums or taking part in a walking (and drinking!) beer tour.
Weather in Bruges is warmest in the summer months, however many people like to visit at either during springtime when the weather is mild and daffodils cover the floor of the Begijnhof (otherwise known as The 'Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde') a tranquil convent garden founded in 1245 with white-coloured house fronts, or a Christmas time when the city becomes ivy and magical.
Bruges is somewhere thats easy to enjoy as a holiday or as a day trip. There are plenty of hotels around the city that vary from budget options to luxury, which allows you to enjoy the city's beauty after dark. Alternatively it is entirely possible to visit the city for a day P&O North Sea Ferries offer a mini cruise break spending two night aboard a ferry with one day to explore and enjoy the city.