Bruges City Breaks
Chocolates, canals and cobblestone roads are the three main things that sum up Bruges city breaks but unlock the door to this Venice Of The North and this enchanting city will let you discover the many secrets it holds. Part of its beauty is that the city centre is closed off to cars, but it's so easy to get around to explore stunning scenery and attractions. If you don't fancy walking, perhaps take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage along the cobbles or hop on a boat and enjoy a relaxing canal cruise.
A visit to The Beguinages should certainly appear high on your to do list when on city breaks to Bruges. These medieval miniature cities used to offer shelter to women when their husbands were off to the crusades. You can find out more by visiting the Beguinage Museum and attend a service at the church too.
Feeling energetic? Why not visit the medieval Belfry Tower in Bruges? The Tower is 288 feet high, dates back to the 13th century and is home to the famous 47-bell carillon. If you climb the 366 steps to the top, you'll not only get to see this amazing clock mechanism close-up but some beautiful panoramic views will be waiting for you at the top!
Bruges is also famous for lace making so a visit to the Kantcentrum (Lace Centre) is a must. Absorb yourself in the Arts with city breaks to the Van Eyck to Dürer Exhibition or check out the Museum Of Folklore located in a series of 17th century Almshouses. Treat a loved one to Bruges city breaks and maybe visit the Diamond Museum to discover the art of diamond polishing and who knows, maybe purchase the real thing?