Bray has something for everyone from its rich heritage and splendid scenery to excellent transport links, a vibrant arts scene, a bustling Main Street and thriving industry. Bray is a great place to visit, live, work and do business.
The Town’s history predates Norman times, when Strongbow, granted lands on behalf of the Crown, to Sir Walter de Riddlesford circa 1171.
Thanks to the arrival of the railway in 1834, the bustling town developed as a popular seaside resort and became known as the “Brighton of Ireland”. Bray, has a wide range of festivals and activities to keep visitors entertained throughout the year.
Enjoy our splendid seafront, walk the magnificent Bray Head walk to Greystones, visit Sealife or Killruddery House and Gardens.
Enjoy a night in any of our lively hostelries, choose from a wide range of restaurants to dine in, or stay in our excellent hotels. Why not base yourself in Bray while visiting Dublin and County Wicklow? Bray, (Bré or Brí Cualann) is known as the “Gateway to the Garden of Ireland”, due to its location in Northeast Wicklow, Ireland’s most scenic county. The town shares a boundary with County Dublin and enjoys easy access to Ireland’s capital city.
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