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Bruges- the Venice of the North.

There are few cities in such proximity to the UK that capture the romance and charm of Bruges. The city is one of the best preserved medieval cities the world, proved by the fact that the entire city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. Easily reached by overnight ferry from Hull or the Eurostar, Bruges is the most perfect destination for that romantic city break.

Of course, Bruges is well known for its edible treats and will provide temptation for even the most dedicated of waistline watchers. As you stroll around the picture postcard perfect cobbled streets you will be delighted by the abundance of well decorated chocolate shop windows that will seduce you in. If the chocolates don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s naturally the age-old Belgian delicacy, waffles. Whether you prefer a dainty Liege waffle with strawberries and crème pâtissière or a hearty Brussels waffle complete with rich chocolate sauce, your taste buds are sure to be tantalised!

With all this scrumptious food, you’ll certainly need a drink to wash it down and Bruges does not disappoint! In the 15th century, Bruges boasted over 50 breweries, now only 3 remain but they’re certainly an integral part of the city. The most famous of those is the De Halve Maan brewery, famous for it’s Bruges Zot beer which is sold worldwide but is at its very best when sampled in this magnificent city.

Away from the tasty treats, Bruges of plenty of things to do. A favourite is to take a horse and carriage ride around the city. This classy and nostalgic tour gives you a wonderful insight into the history of the city as your informative driver gives an in-depth commentary. Another great way to explore the city is by boat, the city is surrounded by a network of canals that give the city the nickname, Venice of the North. There are many boats that weave around these canals and allow you to see the city from a different perspective. For the more energetic, you can climb the 366 steps to the top of the belfry tower, offering fabulous views of the city reaching out to the coast.

For those looking for a city break close to home, that will guarantee that you will never be bored or have an empty stomach. Bruges is simply unrivalled! Visit Savannah Travel to organise your trip to this inspiring city today.