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Esplanade Hotel Bray
Esplanade Hotel Bray

Strand Road, Bray

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bray hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Head, Bray Golf Club, and Woodbrook Golf …

£67
Summerhill House Hotel
Summerhill House Hotel

Enniskerry, Enniskerry

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated in Enniskerry, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt Waterfall, and Liffey Valley …

£77
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort

Newtownmountkennedy, Newtownmountkennedy A63 DW08

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Druids Glen Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hilltop …

£132
Lynden B&B
Lynden B&B

2 Mulgrave Terrace, Dun Laoghaire

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of James Joyce Tower, Imaginosity, and Blackrock College. RDS …

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Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Stillorgan Road, Dublin 18

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (608 reviews)

Located in Stillorgan, this romantic hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Blackrock College and within 3 mi (5 km) of RDS and Roya …

£62
The Gibson Hotel
The Gibson Hotel

Point Village, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,321 reviews)

Located across from Dublin’s 3Arena, the Gibson hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection® Member, is a 10-minute walk from Conventio …

£87
Silver Eagle
Silver Eagle

145 Churchtown Road Lower, Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dundrum, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Dundrum Town Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of RDS and Royal …

£43
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street

98-107 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (989 reviews)

This family-friendly Dublin hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The …

£69
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (5,642 reviews)

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport places guests a 7-minute drive or shuttle ride from the terminals. It's a 20 minute cab journe …

£66
Camden Court Hotel
Camden Court Hotel

Camden Street, Dublin 2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,135 reviews)

Less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, Camden Court Hotel is within 1.5 km (1 mi) of Trinity …

£106
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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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