Our Mystery Drive

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Our Mystery drive this week took us to the Town of Bray. Located just 20 kilometres South of Dublin, with a population of about 36,000. The seaside town has an air of faded glamour dating back to its Victorian heyday when the coastal railway from Dublin reached Bray in 1854. The town reinvented itself as a seaside resort and became an overnight success. Bray remains a popular beach holiday destination with Irish holidaymakers. A bit tattered around the edges, Bray is still worth a daytrip from Dublin on the Dart. Some of the most scenic walks around Dublin lead from Bray Head over steep cliffs to the neighbouring town of Greystones, offering magnificent sea views. The 1.5 kilometre long promenade with its bandstand and pavilions is still there and so are the former Victorian hotel buildings with their large panoramic dining room windows overlooking the beach. The very popular Bray Head rising to 241 meters over sea level has dramatic cliff views over the Irish Sea. and offers the best hill walking in the Dublin area. On top of Bray Head you can see a concrete cross which was erected in 1950.

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  1. Lot’s of smiling happy faces. Looks like everyone had a blast!


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