If you're set on a trip to Ireland's west coast, Galway has a lot to offer. This quirky seaport oozes history, is a great foodie centre, and is located in an area of astonishing beauty, both inland, along the coasts, and in the nearby Aran Islands.
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The Best Spots In Galway For A Weekend Trip
The only problem with organising weekend breaks in Galway is knowing how to make best use of your time. With that in mind, here are five activities and destinations in the region that can all be seen in a couple of days.
Connemara National Park
Taking a drive in Connemara is a must for all visitors. With its coastal landscapes, rocky peaks, and winding seaside roads, it's made for a quick road trip from Galway.
When you visit Connemara, make a pit stop at this rural estate, which offers 450 acres of ancient woodlands with clearly signposted footpaths, along with seasonal delicacies like duck and locally harvested mushrooms at the riverfront restaurants.
Aran Island Cruises
The Aran islands are just off Galway, and cruises can let you see them in a few hours. Don't miss the rusted hulk of the MV Plassey, the ruins of O'Brien's Castle, and Inishmore's spectacular blowholes, where seawater bursts through the island rocks.
Just north of Galway, Salthill is a place to stroll and relax. You can take great pics of Galway Bay, duck into welcoming pubs, grab an ice cream, and soak up the salty seaside air, before heading back to Galway in a few minutes.
Explore Galway city
Galway itself is a wonderful place to explore, from the bohemian art shops of Shop Street, to the seafront with the Fisheries Watchtower Museum. Round off a walking tour with a meal at one of two Michelin-starred eateries.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does holiday accommodation for Weekend Breaks in Galway cost?
Holiday accommodation in Galway usually costs between £54 and £322 per night.
What types of holiday accommodation are available for Weekend Breaks in Galway?
The most popular types of holiday accommodation for Weekend Breaks in Galway are Apartment rentals and Bed & Breakfast rentals.
The Weather in Galway
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Weekend Breaks in Galway: Travel tips, inspiration and holiday ideas