Bruges is a special place for us, it is where Colin took me for our first weekend break in April 2005 for my 30th Birthday. So we were looking forward to seeing how much it had changed.
We stayed at Camping Memling which is a lovely site just on the outskirts of the City. It is great if you are travelling with dogs as there is a good size wood next to it which you can access from the campsite grounds. We managed to get a pitch in full shade which was a real blessing as it was very sunny.
We walked into Bruges which took us about 35 minutes from the campsite and as we crossed over the canal we headed a short walk along the ramparts to see the windmills.
In the 16th century there was no less than 23 windmills here, nowadays there are just 4 between the Dampoort and the Kruispoort.
We then headed into the City Centre. The Court of Justice is a very grand looking building and stands next to the Burg which was the base of operations of the Court of Flanders in the 9th century.
Rozenhoedkaai makes a stunning impression. It is one of the most photographed spots in Bruges.
Markt is dominated by the Belfry. You can climb to the top to get a great view of the City. It was to busy and the queue was long so we gave this a miss.
It was so hot that some of the chocolatiers had closed!
Some of the streets are so idyllic and you can take a 30 minute boat trip for 10 euros per person.
It was lovely to come back and visit this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage City. We walked over 8 miles so make sure if you visit you wear a pair of comfy shoes.