Grajska cesta, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Bled Castle, according to written sources, is the oldest castle in Slovenia ( first mentioned in a 1011 donation deed as castellum Veldes). Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. The image of the castle forming a dramatic backdrop to the romantic island and the church on it has earned the resort worldwide recognition through the centuries. Castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and the island, down the Dežela area with Lesce and Radovljica and over to the mountain ranges of the Karavanke and the Julian Alps.