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Esplanade Hotel Bray
Esplanade Hotel Bray

Strand Road, Bray

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (186 reviews)

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

£84
Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection
Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry

5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (220 reviews)

This family-friendly Enniskerry hotel is located in a rural location, within a 5-minute walk of Powerscourt Golf Club and …

£158
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa

Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (90 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 …

£73
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 (554 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 …

£93
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street

Moore Street Plaza, Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,580 reviews)

Within a 5-minute walk of Henry Street shops and the James Joyce Centre, Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street is less than 1 km …

£102
Hilton Dublin
Hilton Dublin

Charlemont Place, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (881 reviews)

This Dublin canal-side hotel is 500 metres from St Stephen's Green and 1 kilometre from the bustling shops and bars of Grafto …

£128
The Parliament Hotel formerly the Arlington Hotel Temple Bar
The Parliament Hotel formerly the Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

16 - 18 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,026 reviews)

Situated opposite Dublin Castle and City Hall, this historic hotel is a two-minute walk from the cafés and nightspots of …

£84
Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,242 reviews)

Located in Dublin's International Financial Services Center, the hotel is 200 meters from the Custom House, 500 meters from O …

£108
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane

Cardiff Lane, Dublin Dublin 2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (2,056 reviews)

This modern hotel overlooks the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and is 50 meters from the River Liffey on the edge of Sir John …

£130
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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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