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Bray Head, Bray

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Stretch your legs and take in panoramic views from the peak of Bray Head. This 241 m (791 ft) hill and headland is part of the Wicklow Mountains and a popular hiking spot. The highest point is marked with a concrete cross, erected here in 1950. You can reach the cross via a footpath, formed by rainwater, which begins at the parking lot. You'll be rewarded after the steep climb with far-reaching views. Locals allege you can see all the way to the mountains in Wales, on especially clear days. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no facilities on the hill. Be aware that the path can be slippery; walking shoes are recommended. To visit Bray Head on your trip to Bray, use our Bray vacation trip planner.
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  • Steep climb to the cross at the top of bray point. Steep and tricky in places but well worth the effort with great views of bray and Dublin beyond.  more »
  • At 241 meters or 791 ft,Bray head is a 20 minute climb for the average person. Good shoes are recommend as terrain is a bit rough in places with exposed roots and rocks. However when you reach the top...  more »
  • On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles! A truly stunning view and absolutely well worth the climb. Also, it's good for you apparently!  more »

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Bray boasts a wide varity of accommodation options, including luxurious seaside hotels, charming guesthouses, and old-fashioned bed and breakfasts. Hotels on the shoreline are among the most expensive lodgings in town. Though Bray tends to cater to wealthy Dubliners, there are options here for a range of travelers. If you're looking for something a bit more affordable than the beachfront hotels, check out the bed and breakfasts in the town's center.
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