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Amazing view

The walk up to Bray Head is absolutely beautiful and you get an amazing view over the coastline... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Cork, Ireland
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All uphill but worth the effort.

We did this loop this year and it was worth it. The view of the Skelligs was mystic. During... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bray Head, Valentia Island, Ireland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Easy terrain would suit most people. went at a leisurely pace with 5 dogs in tow who thoroughly enjoyed the adventure except for the odd windy gap. Highly recommend a visit.

5  Thank Dermin8r
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Did this walk a few weeks ago. Took us 1 hour, the view was well worth the walk up. However, on my return to the car park, a woman got out of her car and pounced on me for not having paid the €2 car...More

7  Thank Belledette
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The walk up to Bray Head is absolutely beautiful and you get an amazing view over the coastline. Just be careful, as it can be very windy up there.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We did this loop this year and it was worth it. The view of the Skelligs was mystic. During your walk, just watch out for cowpies.

1  Thank kathy49
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The walk was lovely with wonderful views. It cost 2€ to park car. The walk is easy to moderate. Stunning views of Slellig Michael.

1  Thank Johanna M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Sitting in Portmagee looking up at the look out hut we were tempting ourselves to embark on the walk up at 8:15pm. We took the plunge and headed off. What a lovely walk with beautiful scenery and a look at the skellig rocks. Highly recommend

1  Thank Jamescarlow
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

No word can explain what naked eyes sees! This is the perfect line for this place! What splendid views we got after reaching the top of the mountain.. what an life changing experience it was..what my eyes saw I can never explain! Must must visit...More

Thank 81apurvag
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

View was amazing 🙌on a very good day take a bottle of water and a camera €2 for car park had my 2 kids with me 11 and 14 and well able enjoy 😊

Thank eyejjm
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

On a clear day the view is spectacular. Allow 2 hours to explore, take photos and enjoy. You’ll need 2 Euro for parking and good shoes. The walk up is gradual. The walk down on the other side of the hill is much steeper and...More

1  Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Sadly, we went up there when the weather wasn't at it's best, however it gave us some amusement walking several kilometres only to end up in virtual clouds emitting fine rain, coupled with visibility at one point that was down to about 100 yards. It...More

Thank Alconcalcia
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to make this hike on a clear day. The Skellig’s were visible but not clearly. We packed a picnic and had a spectacular view to enjoy with our lunch. The walk up is an easy grade with good footing. We were wearing...More

3  Thank casaarcoiris
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great views of the Skelligs and surrounding areas. It's a bit of a steep walk, but a good trail. We did not do the loop, but rather returned back the way we came. This was due to reading other reviews that the second part of...More

3  Thank Vetpatho
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