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  • Bray Cliffwalk
    Bray Cliffwalk
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    Red Skies
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Bray Things to Do

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    by LadyXoc Written Mar 27, 2010

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    My friend and I were up before dawn so decided to hike a portion of this trail. The website claims "If you are looking for a bracing and invigorating walk while taking in some clean sea air, look no further than the cliff walk from Bray to Greystones. " And it was exactly that! It was great. I took some awesome pictures. You begin on the Bray Promenade. It was off season for the seaside hotels but many of the locals were out strolling the promenade.
    You head south and then start climbing up. (I added a short video I took while standing at a nice spot along the trail.)
    info from the website-
    "The coastal walk is 8km in length (5 miles) of cliff-top paths, which snake their way south from the end of Bray esplanade. Next to this is the challenging Bray Head climb, which will take you about an hour to the summit and back. This walk offers spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains and, if you're lucky, all the way to Wales on a clear day."

    Red Skies on the Bray Cliffwalk Old ruins along the trail The Bray Cliffwalk The sea The Promenade at Dawn
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    by juzz Written Apr 11, 2008

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    Lots of people climbed it and for me it wasn't difficult at all to find the way to the top (I read a tip where they said it was difficult to find).
    It's not a difficult hike, and fromt he top you have a beautiful view, when I was there it was maybe too windy, but I guess it's aften like that in Ireland.
    When you're in Bray, it's difficult not to start walking toward that hill, it has something magnetic.

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    by Deefstes Written Feb 27, 2003

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    You can either climb to the top of Bray Head which gives you fantastic views over Bray and the Irish sea. Be sure to take warm clothes 'cause the wind can get quite chilly up there.

    Alternatively you can walk around the base of Bray head for a less demanding walk.

    Jenny at the top of Bray Head

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Bray Hotels

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  • Heather House Hotel

    Strand Road, Bray, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Ramada Woodland Court

    Southern Cross Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Esplanade Hotel

    Strand Rd, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre

    We travel quite a bit for pleasure and stayed here during a 10-day tour of UK and Ireland. This was...

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  • Strand Hotel

    Sea Front, Bray, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • The Porterhouse Inn

    Strand Road, Bray, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Westbourne Hotel

    This was our first stay in Bray which is on the DART train line south of Dublin . We normally stay...

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  • Crofton Bray Head Inn

    Strand Road, Bray, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Mayfair Hotel

    1 Florence Terrace, Bray, Ireland

Bray Restaurants

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    by LadyXoc Updated Mar 27, 2010

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    I stopped in here for breakfast after hiking the bray Cliffwalk. I had coffee and a pastry. We sat by the window where we could watch the city awaken. I had an Irish breakfat the next day. Fried tomatoes, muchrooms, beans, and eggs. I had coffee both days which was pretty good. There might be somewhere cheaper but we liked the ambiance and it was a short walk from our hotel (The Royal) They serve breakfast, full Irish all day. Also sandwhiches, soup, cakes and pastries. I saw locals frequenting this establishment which I take to be a good sign.

    a link to a website with thier menu and prices -http://www.menupages.ie/wicklow/north_wicklow/bray/molloys_coffee_shop/menu.aspx

    Favorite Dish: My pastry was very good. see attached pic

    Malloy's Onside Maolloy's My breakfast treat
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Bray Nightlife

  • by brandywyne Written May 6, 2009

    i wandered into the refurbished Ishka Bar on Quinsbourgh Road (the old Westbourne Hotel) what a change!! nice decor, grt Band with exelent sound. it was a bit quiet to start with but livened up after that.

    food was ok! but for the price was what one would expect.

    a party later that night really livened up the place and went on till late

    Dress Code: smart cash

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    by Tuesdaysraven Written Sep 5, 2004

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    The Martello Hotel on the seafront has a very lively bar. It can be overcrowded when there is a local hen party but it is on the seafront, next to another bar and very friendly. Good fun especially in the early summer.

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    by Tuesdaysraven Updated Dec 22, 2003

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    Although it takes about 35mins to get into Dublin by the Dart train it's a lot cheaper than parking in Dublin and the views of the coast are lovely. As the train passes through Blackrock there are views of the light house and mud flats that allegedly inspired Uylesses by Joyce. The train also passes the house which is the birth place of Oscar Wylde.

    Killiney Hill
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    by Tuesdaysraven Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Although it takes about 35mins to get into Dublin by the Dart train it's a lot cheaper than parking in dublin and the view of the coast are lovely.
    As the train passes through Blackrock there are views of the light house and mud flats that allegedly inspired Uyllesses by Joyce. The train also passes the house which is the birth place of Oscar Wylde.

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