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“Nice trip over, OK once you're there” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bled Island

Bled Island
Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia
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Ranked #4 of 41 things to do in Bled
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Stuttgart, Germany
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice trip over, OK once you're there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The highlight of the trip is the boat ride over, whether you choose to let the locals take you or rent your own boat. Tip: If you are going to paddle over, and you are not a champion athlete, go to the rental places near Bled Camping. You are much, much closer (a ten minute trip as opposed to at least half an hour from the other shores)! In addition to saving your back, this will save you money as well, since the boats are rented by the hour (but you needn't almost kill yourself speed paddling back, as I did, since they will also allow you to pay in half-hour increments). The island is nice, but nothing spectacular. Unless you want to visit another church. All in all, well worth it. Also, you are not allowed near the church in swimsuits.

Visited August 2013
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Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
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“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The boat trip is actually the main attraction, the island itself does not have anything special to offer. Just a different perspective: seeing the lake and its shore from the middle of the lake.

Visited August 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our visit to the island was for a family wedding and the 15 min journey on the rowing boat was magical and relaxing. The steep steps up to the church were not for the faint hearted and coming down them in heels was testing. There was apparently a walk down through the woods but we did not attempt this in heels although the bride and groom did for photos! It is possible to see in to the church down the aisle as there is a window at the end so you do not have to go inside to see it.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Worth the row!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We chose to row ourselves out to Bled Island - there is also the option of taking a pletna and safe your energy - be prepared for the long flight of stairs when you get there, not an issue if you are fit.
Half an our is just enough time, another 15 minutes would be great.
The church interior is lovely, was having some work done when we visited, it's fun to ring the church bell (I believe this drives the locals nuts) however if you want a quiet reflective moment just sitting in a pew, it's near impossible.
The clock tower was very interesting, not often do you get up so close to a clocks workings of cogs, springs and pendulum.
The island is possibly more beautiful when viewed from Bled Castle or any of the many viewing points around Lake Bled.
Well worth the trip if you have the time during your visit to Bled

Visited September 2013
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Malta
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“Reommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The recommended way to get to the island is to hire a boat and row to the island yourself. The visit to the church and the tower is also recommended (extra cost). In the church you can ring the bell and make a wish while the tower offers great views of the lake.

Visited July 2013
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