Popular Accommodations in Galway
Highlights in Galway
- Largest city in the west of Ireland
- Situation on the Atlantic Ocean
- pub culture
- Eyre Square
Most popular in Galway
Vacation rentals in Galway
Between the Atlantic coast and the river Corrib you can live on the fabulous shores of the city. Near the docks and in the suburb of Salthill you will find a first class apartment or vacation rental just a few metres from the promenade or beach of the seaside resort. Shopping centres, sights and restaurants are within walking distance.Excellent accommodation for travel groups
Numerous hosts offer you spacious lodges and modern townhouses that are ideal for families and friends. You have the choice of renting a vacation rental in the medieval city centre or a bungalow in the green countryside. Some of the residences have extras such as fireplaces, terraces, barbecue areas or gardens.
Holidays in Galway
Location and orientation
In the central west of Ireland, Galway covers an area of 50.6 square kilometres in the province of Connacht. With 79,500 inhabitants, it is the most populous city in the region.Landscape features
To the south of the city, Galway Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean. To the north of the metropolis lies the country's largest lake, Lough Corrib. The river Corrib rises in the water, flows through Galway and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
Things to know
Galway offers an interesting mix of Irish lifestyle on the west coast of the country. You can get to know the pub culture, visit the medieval old town, visit lively weekly markets and modern shopping centres or go on boat trips. Live music with Irish folk, regular festivals, horse racing and literary events are all part of the coastal town's entertainment programme.Leisure activities for families
For holiday guests with children, there are varied excursions that will not leave you bored. The possibilities are limitless and offer local recreation and play fun in the parks and knightly walls of Dunguaire Castle or animal pleasure in Loughwell Farm Park. Boat trips on the Corrib, the nature museum Atlantaquaria or the Millennium Children's Park provide for an eventful stay.
Galway was named a city of literature and film by UNESCO alongside Dublin.
Top 3 travel tips
Next to the Spanish Arch is the city museum of Galway. The numerous travelling and permanent exhibitions are dedicated to archaeology, medieval life, world wars and industrial development.Inner city park
Not far from the station is Eyre Square. The romantic square with adjoining city forest is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. Lawns, fountains and the Galway Hookers monument provide a wonderful starting point to the city's shopping areas.Strolling the Atlantic Ocean
The small suburb and district of Salthill has one of the most popular promenades in the region. Visitors can take a stroll and sight ships, taste local delicacies and stop at a pub. Legend has it that a kick against the wall at the end of the promenade brings luck.