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Bray Travel Guide, Ireland

Bray, Ireland - Overview

Straddling the Dublin-Wicklow border, the seaside town of Bray is located in the northern county Wicklow, Ireland. Bray has the distinction of being among the oldest seaside towns in the country as well as the fourth largest town in Ireland. Today, Bray has acquired urban characteristic and is known as a busy town in the country of Ireland. The growth and development of Bray also owes its credit to its location, just 20 km south of Dublin.

Owing to its picturesque location, Bray invites visitors from all parts. Even Dubliners flock to Bray to spend some quality time and enjoy fine weather. The invoking seaside and the promenade attract a good number of tourists to this ancient yet modern seaside resort. Weekends are a good time to mingle with Dubliners in Bray.

Do you know the place where movies like Excalibur, Braveheart and the Breakfast on Pluto were shot? Yes, it’s Bray, the town with plenty of scenic locales. It is here that Ireland’s most reputed film studios (Ardmore Studios) are located.

To serve the needs of holidaymakers, Bray offers a number of hotels, guesthouses, shops and restaurants. Good options of evening entertainment are also available in the town. To have a gala time, visitors can join in the high profile festivals that are a feature here. Travelers can also indulge in activities like golfing, fishing, sailing and horse riding.

No time is a bad time in Bray. Tourists keep coming here all the year round. Whatever time you arrive here, you’ll always find something to keep you occupied and add to the charm of your vacation. The marine life at Bray is also worth exploring. Besides, you have the Mermaid Art Centre, the Bray Leisure Bowl and Star Leisure as fine entertainment options. Shopping at Bray proves to be a wonderful experience for travelers. Whether you are looking for local arts and crafts stores or Ireland’s biggest malls, Bray has it all. While in the town, you can also find a variety of nice eating out places and restaurants to give your taste buds the much needed tickle.

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