Enjoying lunch at the Breydel de Coninc seafood restaurant, in Bruges… it seemed like no time at all since our early morning start from London on Eurostar!
Bruges is an ancient mediaeval European city and our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide brought the city to life as we were enthralled by beautiful architecture, the cobbled streets, guild houses, palaces and bustling squares. There are fine arts and treasures in the Museums and Churches… but also the Chocolate and Chip Museums can offer interesting visits too!

We rested our weary feet in one of the many street cafes before staking out the shops for souvenirs and wine and of course local chocolate! It is lovely here at Christmas time with the traditional Christmas markets, and in the summer evenings the squares are filled with concerts and entertainment.

I stayed at the beautiful Kempinski Hotel Duke’s Palace which is a 5 star hotel that combines the old charm of centuries past with all the modern day conveniences. The hotel has kept many of its ancient features, especially in the Chapel and Spa.

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Bruges is perfect for a short break, as Eurostar enables you to be there in a couple of hours, easy and completely hassle free!

If you’d like to know more email me: gill@hallmarktravel.com

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