Today (Monday, August, 28th 2017) the Bray and District Chamber of Commerce and Bray.ie launched its autumn tourism campaign. The strategy aims to attract more visitors, increase spend and boost the local economy.
From taking a stroll along the Victorian Esplanade to exploring the breathtakingly beautiful scenery from the Cliff Walk, enjoying the great social scene to experiencing the vibrant town centre, Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.
Christopher Fox, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, “We want to inspire people to book a trip to discover the district, Bray offers some of the best experiences in the country so why not relax, have an adventure and escape to our beautiful town this autumn.”
It’s the perfect time to see the leaves change in the Peoples Park. You can shop for your winter wardrobe, watch some amazing performances at Mermaid Arts Centre or simply catch a live gig at the many pubs throughout the town.
Explore our incredible coastline by coasteering with Bray Adventures or experience the underwater world at Sealife then afterwards dine in one of the many cafes and restaurants in the heart of the town centre.
Listen back to Mick Glynn from Bray Chamber as he talks to East Coast FM’s Declan Meehan about Bray.ie’s #AutumnInBray tourism campaign:
Some event highlights this autumn include:
- Wicklow Film Festival from Friday, 8th September to Sunday, 10th September
- Culture Night on Friday, 22nd September
- ‘Circular Breathing’ an exhibition by Helen O’Connell from Friday, 29th September at Mermaid Arts Centre
- Bray Vintage Car show on Sunday, 24th September
- Laugh out loud with some of the best Irish comedians visiting Bray this autumn which include The Nualas, PJ Gallagher, Joanne McNally, David O’Doherty and Eleanor Tiernan
As you can see there’s plenty to explore in Bray so what are you waiting for….. enjoy a cosy break this autumn. Our accommodation providers offer affordable experiences and packages that meet your needs. See our award-winning website bray.ie to plan a trip.
Bray is a coastal town in County Wicklow and is situated about 20 km south of Dublin city centre on the east coast. It is the ninth largest urban area within the Republic of Ireland.
Bray is a resort town, and its proximity to Dublin makes it a destination for tourists and day-trippers from the capital, with a great social scene, bustling town centre and thriving industry.
In 2013 Bray saw a four-fold increase in bookings via ebookers making it the second most popular staycation destination in the country.
Bray.ie was crowned the ‘Best Connected Community‘ in the Community and Council Awards in January 2017. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. You can read more about the awards here.
The initiative will be supported with a digital and print campaign.
Campaign taglines – Relax, have an adventure and explore Bray this autumn
Campaign hashtag – #AutumnInBray