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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a fab walk with amazing view of the Irish Sea, be prepared for sore thighs it is quite steep but well worth it for the views  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Is a mountain located right by the sea. You can see from the Centre of the town of Bray. Overlooking the sea and very beautiful.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely walk to the top of bray head suitable for all ages. Really nice view from the top on a fine day. Definitely a must when visiting bray !  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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