Removals to Europe, UK and Overseas Moving Service
currencies direct
For further information on the currencies direct service please click here...
detailed quote
To get a FREE detailed quote of your move click the button below and fill out our online Contents of House form. detailed quote
view our brochure

have a look at our
new comprehensive
online brochure

0800 246 5622

Removals to Europe, UK and Overseas Moving Service

Removals to Bursa Turkey | UK to Turkey Removals Service

Hamiltons international removals department provides removals to Bursa Turkey. Removals can be tailored to your requirements to include full packing, loading, transporting and unpacking or simply the shipping of your belongings. We offer a dedicated service with a 20 or 40ft container, or for smaller loads, a groupage service, where your belongings are shipped in a shared container.

Hamiltons are a member of the trade association BAR (British Association of Removers), The Road Haulage Association and are BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registered.

Removals to Turkey –– click here for full information on our removals to Turkey service or click here for a detailed quote of your move.

About Bursa

Nestled on the thyme-covered lower slopes of Mount Uludag, which reaches some 2543m above sea level, is the ancient city of Bursa. The fourth largest city in Turkey with a population of just over 2 million, it is known locally as “Green Bursa.” This title that reflects the fact that the city is located in the heart of an important fruit growing region and that its many historical buildings overlook large lush parklands and gardens.

Many of these historical buildings are now museums displaying artefacts dating back to the time when Bursa itself, was the capital of the Great Ottoman Empire which lasted from the end of the 13th Century to 1923. Those ancient buildings that aren’t museums are religious monuments, mosques, tombs and baths all of which have stood for many centuries, a testament to the importance of this fine city.

Among these, and a must see for any tourist or émigré is the Yesil Mosque (Green Mosque). It has a carved marble doorway which is one of the best examples of its kind in all of Anatolia. An elaborate building, it is just opposite the Yesil Tomb (Green Tomb) which is set in verdant gardens. Bursa is brimming with history, the Ottoman Sultan, Yildirim Beyazit, had his Mosque  constructed here in 1399 and the Ulu Cami, in the centre of the city was constructed in the four years leading up to the year 1400. This was the greatest of all the Ottoman mosques at that time.

The Green Mausoleum in Bursa must also be on your list of buildings to marvel at. This octagonal building is covered floor to ceiling in encaustic tiles. Celebi Mehmet's sarcophagus is at its centre and this is also covered in tile. Another important collection of buildings in the city is the Complex of Muradiye. Sultan Murad II had this constructed between the years 1424-1426 and it comprises of a mosque, a medresse, baths and a kitchen for the poor. It also features 13 mausoleums, including his own. The others belong to the Sultan’s sons and other family members.

There are many other historical sites and places to visit in the city including the Fortress of Bursa, the Villa Ataturk near Celik Palas, the Museum of Archaeology and the tea gardens in the culture park as well as Mt Uludag itself which is now world famous for its skiing. Also no trip to Bursa would be complete without a trip to its famed Turkish baths or Hamams. You’ll find some of these at Cekirge but the oldest springs are those at The Eski Kaplica which means “Old Spring” and those that boast the best hot mineral waters are located at The Karamustafa Pasha Baths.

If all this talk of history, culture and hot baths is leaving you a little peckish, you must try the delicious local dish known as “Iskender Kebap". Made with lamb raised on the slopes of Mt Uludag, it is roasted like a self-basting döner kebap on a vertical grill. The meat is then cut in thin slices and spread atop a bed of diced flat bread. The meat and the bread are then topped with savoury tomato sauce and melted butter. Another local speciality is candied chestnuts and the peaches from Bursa are world renowned.

There are a wealth of different foods available from local dishes to flavours from all around the world including pizza, pasta, entrées and great antipasti as well as fish, meat, great salads and heavenly but highly calorific puddings and many of the restaurants feature patio and garden areas in which you can dine al-fresco in café style environments. Well known for its coffees, you’ll find many of these establishments serving a wide range of international blends including americano, cappucino, latte, mochaccino, macciato and flavoured coffees to accompany light snacks, such as sandwiches, salads and cakes.

For keep fit fanatics or those that like their cakes, there is a spacious new sports centre in Nilüfer. Here you’ll be able to work off those pounds with tennis, aerobic and dance classes, free weights, treadmills and steppers and you can relax afterwards with a sauna, massage and a cup of coffee.

If you’d rather peruse the markets, market day is on Tuesday in Bursa and if you don't want to pay the highstreet prices for your clothes, then you should check out the market at Buttim Plaza carpark opposite Özdilek Market on Yalova road. You’ll find everything here, from designer clothes to sportswear, most of which are genuine seconds from the textile companies exporting to Europe but remember even though the prices are very cheap, you will be expected to haggle. Get there as early as possible as it gets very busy in the afternoons.

Removals to Istanbul Turkey – please contact us now to discuss your move or click here for a free removals quote.