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Esplanade Hotel Bray
Esplanade Hotel Bray

Strand Road, Bray

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (209 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Bray hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Sealife Centre, Dargle View Golf Course, …

£67
Summerhill House Hotel
Summerhill House Hotel

Enniskerry, Enniskerry

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Situated in Enniskerry, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Powerscourt Golf Club and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Powerscourt …

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Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa

Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Situated in Dun Laoghaire, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from National Rehabilitation Hospital and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from James …

£77
Kingston Hotel
Kingston Hotel

Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (199 reviews)

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peoples Park and James Joyce Tower. Dun Laoghaire Harbour and …

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Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Stillorgan Road, Dublin 18

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (570 reviews)

Located in Stillorgan, this romantic hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Blackrock College and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Royal Dublin …

£102
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Merrion Road, Dublin 4

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,499 reviews)

Housed in a 19th-century mansion set in landscaped gardens, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a 5-minute walk from RDS Main Aren …

£97
The Westbury Hotel
The Westbury Hotel

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (1,164 reviews)

Luxury 5 Star Hotel in Dublin city centre, located beside the main shopping district Grafton Street, and walking distance t …

£208
Sandymount Hotel
Sandymount Hotel

Herbert Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (864 reviews)

Located in Ballsbridge, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, and 3Arena. …

£103
Trinity City Hotel
Trinity City Hotel

Pearse Street, Dublin Ie 2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,893 reviews)

Hotel renovated in 2007, located in Dublin city center beside the Trinity College, Custom House and the Book of Kells. Also …

£136
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel

Castle Avenue, Dublin 3

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,232 reviews)

Set in a 12th-century castle with 21st-century features, this hotel is located three kilometres from Dublin and eight …

£128
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Pocket Guide: Dublin Bray Head Hotels

For lovers of an enervating stroll and sublime coastal views Bray Head in County Wicklow offers the perfect spot. You can find a wide range of hotels around this very popular hill walk ranging from five star luxury hotels to family-friendly hotels at a more modest price that promise a warm welcome and plenty of comfort.

Visiting Bray

Bray is situated just 15 miles down the coast from Dublin in the beautiful County Wicklow which more than lives up to its name as ‘the garden of Ireland’. To reach the hotels dotted around this area it takes just a short drive from Dublin Airport but here you will find more relaxed pursuits than those offered by the vibrant capital. One of these is the walk along Bray Head, and another is the top-class golf course at Bray Golf Club that can be viewed whilst on your stroll.

Bray Head

Bray Head is known in Irish as Ceann Bhré and it is the 241 metre hill and headland that can be found between the towns of Bray and Greystones in northern County Wicklow.

It forms part of the Wicklow Mountains but don’t be put off by the name: this is a gentle hill walk not an exercise in mountaineering.

It is the views that entice the many walkers who enjoy the stroll along the headlands, although there are a few points that will pique your interest as you enjoy the ramble. At the top of the head there is a concrete cross which many locals climb to on a Good Friday procession every year.

The most direct way to reach the cross is to use the footpath that leads away from the free car park just south of Bray Esplanade. The path ascends along a rough path taking you through woodland to the summit.

There is also a more gradual route, although this path should not prove taxing to most, that is available from the Southern Cross, which is by Bray Golf Club.

The Dublin to Wicklow railway line runs along the coast here too and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is often referred to as Brunel's Folly, thanks to the high costs associated with maintaining a cliff-face line.

At the base of your walk you can enjoy the Victorian seaside town of Bray with its sea life aquarium and inviting esplanade.

On your walk you will pass the small ruins of a 12th century church as well as the carriage track used by the local earl, the remains of a cable car that once graced the hillside and more wonderful views of the coastline than you could ever wish for.

Hotels for Bray Head

Bray Head is easily accessible from any of the hotels in County Wicklow and it is also popular with Dubliners who head down for the refreshing sea air. Find your hotel today and book yourself a day enjoying the views over the Irish Sea.

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