We took a short stroll up through the Old Town to the Hisarya Fortress. Beautiful old buildings, similar in style to those in Berat, Albania, lined the leafy cobbled street up the side of the hill. At the top of which we were rewarded with views over the town and surrounding valley.
The next morning, we drove to the nearby village of Arbanassi. Just a few kilometres outside Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi is filled with buildings in the traditional Bulgarian style.