Bray Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ireland
Bray, Ireland - Sights
An all-the-year-round destination, Bray has something to please almost every traveler. From an engaging beach front and heritage centre to expansive gardens, Bray has a variety of sights for visitors to see and explore. Given below are some of the best sights in Bray.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Bray, Bray Head measures 790 ft above the sea. From upon the place, one can enjoy heart-stirring views of the mountains and the sea. A huge cross marks the top of the Bray Head.
Bray Heritage Centre
It is an ancient courthouse. Erected in 1841, the building is home to both the Heritage Centre and the Tourist Information Centre. An exhibition, known as ‘From Strongbow to Steam’ runs here permanently to revive the Bray history between 1173 and 1853.
Killrudery House & Garden
It is a wonderful place to visit in the town of Bray. The mansion, Killrudery House, is a brilliant testimony to the Elizabethan period. The mansion has also the prominence of being one of the most ancient in the whole of Ireland country. Since 1618, the mansion has served as the residence of the Brabazon Family. In the 1820s, the 10th Earl commissioned Richard Morrison and his son William, renowned architects of their time, to renovate the house. The garden here remains in the original style even today and happens to be one of the most expensive early gardens.
A short 30-minute drive from Bray takes you to a place that speaks volumes of history - Glendalough. The tourist spot is located inside the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The activity of walking at Glendalough has its own rewards. Also remember to visit the archaeological sites that dot the valley.
Powers Court House & Gardens
You can’t miss to see Ireland’s most popular house and gardens. The Powers Court is a prominent heritage property in the country. Its location heightens the beauty of the Wicklow Mountains. Here, the garden covers an area of 47 acres. The Powers Court Waterfall is the most elevated in Ireland, cascading from an impressive height of 398 ft.
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