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Located on the western coast of Ireland, this popular oceanfront destination is known for its artistic culture, live music and sandy beaches.

Galway is one of Ireland’s great cultural and historic hubs. See a grand medieval townhouse. Admire touring exhibits in a modern museum. Stroll along a promenade and enjoy some of the bay’s surrounding natural sites.

Find Galway’s eight lively inner-city public parks surrounded by shopping streets. Relax in a pub or bar on Galway’s iconic central street. Take a short drive to impressive cliffs and other natural attractions.

Lynch’s Castle is an excellent example of an Irish Gothic-style townhouse. This building was once the residence of one of the most powerful families in Galway. Notice the exquisitely carved gargoyles and the Lynch coat of arms outside the building.

Find the Galway City Museum on the banks of the River Corrib. This modern museum features a collection of objects considered to have major cultural heritage. See touring exhibits of sacred and modern artworks.

Stroll along Quay Street and relax in a charming Irish pub. This central street of Galway is known for its bars, restaurants and shops. Spend an afternoon on Quay Street and enjoy some of Galway’s finest live music.

Discover the Salthill Promenade, located on the northern inner shore of Galway Bay. See the Clare Hills on a clear day. Notice the Aran Islands and Galway Islands on opposite sides of the bay. Walk along the long promenade and glimpse the old fishing village in this lively resort area.

See the imposing Cliffs of Moher, just a short drive from Galway. These cliffs stretch about 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the coast and reach over 700 feet (200 meters) high. Book a bus tour to the cliffs from Galway and see many other significant natural attractions, including The Burren and the Aran Islands.

Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock are the best way to get to Galway by air; both are about 55 miles (90 kilometers) from Galway. A frequent train service runs from and to Dublin. The journey takes 2-2.5 hours.

With a wide range of natural attractions and a lively creative culture, Galway is the perfect place to visit year-round.


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Galway Bay Hotel C$172
Galway Bay Hotel

Galway Bay Hotel

258 R336, Galway
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 612 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Directly facing Galway Bay, this hotel is across from the Salthill seaside promenade. The Galway Golf Club is adjacent. The Galway Atlantaquaria aquarium is 0.7 km away.

    Menlo Park Hotel C$121
    Menlo Park Hotel

    Menlo Park Hotel

    Terryland, Headford Road, Galway
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 664 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Galway City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Fountain, Galway Cathedral, and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. National University of Ireland-Galway and Galway City Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Eyre Square Hotel C$128
      Eyre Square Hotel

      Eyre Square Hotel

      Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 683 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eyre Square, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and Spanish Arch. South Park and Galway City Museum are also within 15 minutes.

        Jurys Inn Galway C$153
        Jurys Inn Galway

        Jurys Inn Galway

        Quay Street, Galway
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 1,194 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Galway City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Hall of the Red Earl, Galway City Museum, and Spanish Arch. South Park and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church are also within 10 minutes.

          Harbour Hotel C$164
          Harbour Hotel

          Harbour Hotel

          New Dock Road, Galway
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 741 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This Galway hotel is a three-minute walk from Eyre Square and the shops, pubs, and restaurants of Quay Street. The Spanish Arch and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church are both about 0.4 km (0.3 mi) away.

            Park House Hotel C$202
            Park House Hotel

            Park House Hotel

            Forster Street, Eyre Squre, Galway
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 1,265 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Park House Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Galway Train Station and Eyre Square. Guests can stroll 10 minutes to The Spanish Arch, and explore the natural beauty of Ireland with day trips to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Golfers will find 10 courses within a short drive.

              The Western Hotel C$133
              The Western Hotel

              The Western Hotel

              33 Prospect Hill, Galway
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 937 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the center of Galway, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galway Tours and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. Galway City Museum and Galway Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

                Shearwater Hotel C$82
                Shearwater Hotel

                Shearwater Hotel

                Marina Point, Ballinasloe
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 293 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Ballinasloe hotel is located on a river, 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Ballinasloe Golf Club, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Glendeer Pet Farm and Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre. Clonmacnoise and Temple Finghin are also within 16 mi (25 km).

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