Bray Head Tourism, Ireland

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Bray Head (Irish: Ceann Bhré) is a 241 m (791 ft) hill and headland located in northern County Wicklow, Ireland, between the towns of Bray and Greystones. It forms part of the Wicklow Mountains and is a popular spot with hillwalkers. At the top of the head is a concrete cross which was placed there in 1950 during the holy year. Every Good Friday, hundreds of local people climb to the top of the head in a Good Friday procession marking the stations of the Cross as they go along, with the final station being held at the holy year cross. The headland and adjacent lands were designated under a Special Amenity Area Order in March 2008. The most direct way to reach the cross at the top (about 190m above sea level) is via an ascending footpath that begins just outside the free car park on the lower, northern slopes, to the south of Bray Esplanade. This is a half-hour walk for a fit person. The footpath, after the initial section with cut steps, is a rough path formed by rainwater and ascending through natural woodland. A more gradual route can be taken from the Southern Cross, by Bray Golf Club, which is easier underfoot. The Dublin-Wicklow railway line runs outside of Bray Head along the coast, sometimes travelling within feet of the cliffs. This line, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is referred to as Brunel's Folly, due to the ongoing maintenance costs associated with maintaining a cliff-face line. The line has had to be diverted on four occasions. It is approximately a 45 minute rail trip between Dublin and Bray Head. On the morning of the 14th of April 2012 there was a waterspout just off the coast of Bray Head. The slate sea-cliffs at Bray Head have been established as a minor rock-climbing location since the 1970s, though a few of the climbs were originally recorded in the 1940s. The 2009 guidebook lists 27 single-pitch climbs, generally in the lower grades, up to HVS. * Bray Head, tourist path. * The dramatic railway ride along the cliffs of Bray Head. * The cross on summit of Bray Head. * Bray Head railway accident, 1867.


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Facts and Stats for Bray Head*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bray Head

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    • Air Pollution 29.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.89 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.01 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 24.2 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.91 (Low)
  • Bray Head: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 48.58 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.7 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.79 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.9 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.73 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.47 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.04 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bray Head - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bray Head is 146.73 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.51 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.87 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.7 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 49.17 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.87 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bray Head

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bray Head

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.84 USD

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