Enjoy the picturesque lakeside resort of Bled which has attracted cosmopolitan visitors for centuries with its stunning natural beauty, hot springs and superb climate. Located in the northwest of Slovenia, Bled is well placed on the edge of a former volcanic lake in the shadow of the picturesque medieval Bled Castle. This fairy-tale castle high up on the bluff houses an expensive restaurant and a museum detailing the area’s history. In the western part of the lake is Bled Island, which has been the site of a Christian church since the 9th century. It has become customary for lovers to swim out to the island and ring the church bell.