TOP
en :
  • EUR
  • Language
  • Login
  • My Shortlist (0)
  • My Cart (0)
 

County Galway Bucket List | Must See Sights & Attractions

Galway is one of Ireland’s most visited counties each year and for good reason. The county has a fantastic mixture of attractions which caters for everyone’s interests. Be it heritage, culture, sport or scenery, you’re sure to find it in the Tribal County.

Galway Must See Attractions

So if you’re thinking of journeying out West, here’s a taster of what should be included on your Galway bucket list.

Galway City

If Galway City will be your base, then a tour of the city is a must! Start off your day with a visit to the Cathedral along University Road. Situated along the bank of the River Corrib, this building is breathtaking and you don’t have to be religious to appreciate this attraction. It is the youngest stone cathedral in Europe. Make sure to pop inside and appreciate the stunning stained glass windows.

While on University Road, it would be rude not to take a gander over to Galway’s National University. The Quadrangle should be your next visit. This building first opened its doors to students in 1849 and was once one of three Queen’s Colleges. The building was constructed with local limestone and is definitely one for the photo album!

If you find yourself free in the evening, Galway is renowned for its quality night life. A visit to the pubs and restaurants down Quay Street is a must. You’ll encounter some of the best traditional Irish musicians playing throughout the pubs and you’re sure to find the tastiest pint of Guinness along the street.

Aran Islands

If the hustle and bustle of city life is getting a little too much, don’t worry as peace and serenity is just a boat ride away. The Aran Islands features highly on the list of things to see when touring the West. The island is an outdoor museum with Celtic churches and spectacular cliffs. The people are what makes the island so inviting and are always happy to help. While on the island, make sure take a tour of the cliffs and in your spare time make sure to pick up a famous Aran sweater to keep you warm!

Kylemore Abbey & Connemara

At first glance, you’d think you were standing on the set of a Game of Thrones episode. This beautiful Benedictine monastery is somewhat magical looking and is complemented by its location in the stunning countryside of Connemara. The Gothic Castle has quite a story behind it, of which you will learn when visiting. The rooms were carefully restored along with the miniature Gothic church. Kylemore Abbey is the largest tourist attraction in the West and should definitely be on your bucket list!

While in the area, take this chance to see the rest of what Connemara has to offer. The region is distinct and is made up of unspoilt rivers, lakes, hills and mountains, not to mention a rugged coastline like no other. Connemara is one of Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions and the area showcases the true Irish country lifestyle. It’s a gateway into the Irish culture and traditions and can only be experienced first hand.

Galway has a fantastic selection of approved, 3 star, 4 star and 5 star bed and breakfasts for you to choose from. Be it a Farmhouse in Connemara or a Town House in Galway City, B&B Ireland has everything you need for accommodation. Choose the home from home experience in an Irish B&B. Hosts will be able to help with your Galway bucket list and give you top tips and advice on what the West has to offer.

Book a B&B in Galway

Posted: 29 May 2014 by Niall McKee | with 0 comments

Tags: city breaks, Galway, Wild Atlantic Way

Related posts


 

5 reasons to visit Ireland

There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Ireland.  Between the breath-taking views, the stunning landscapes, the delicious food and the abundance of outdoor activities, the Emerald Else really does have something for everyone.

Posted: 10 Nov 2016 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

Comments
Blog post currently doesn't have any comments.
Subscribe
 Security code

>>Return to Blog Homepage

B&B Ireland - Bronze Winner of the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Categories


Post Archive

August 2022(1)
July 2022(2)
June 2022(2)
May 2022(2)
April 2022(2)
March 2022(2)
February 2022(2)
January 2022(1)
December 2021(1)
November 2021(1)
October 2021(1)
September 2021(2)
August 2021(1)
July 2021(2)
June 2021(2)
May 2021(2)
April 2021(2)
March 2021(3)
February 2021(2)
January 2021(2)
December 2020(2)
November 2020(4)
October 2020(2)
September 2020(2)
August 2020(1)
July 2020(2)
June 2020(5)
May 2020(2)
April 2020(2)
March 2020(2)
February 2020(2)
January 2020(2)
December 2019(1)
November 2019(3)
October 2019(4)
September 2019(1)
August 2019(2)
July 2019(3)
June 2019(3)
May 2019(3)
April 2019(3)
March 2019(2)
February 2019(2)
January 2019(4)
December 2018(1)
November 2018(2)
October 2018(2)
September 2018(2)
August 2018(3)
July 2018(2)
June 2018(1)
May 2018(1)
April 2018(1)
March 2018(3)
February 2018(1)
January 2018(3)
December 2017(2)
November 2017(2)
October 2017(2)
September 2017(3)
August 2017(2)
July 2017(1)
June 2017(1)
May 2017(3)
April 2017(2)
March 2017(2)
February 2017(1)
January 2017(2)
December 2016(2)
November 2016(1)
October 2016(3)
September 2016(1)
August 2016(3)
July 2016(5)
June 2016(4)
May 2016(4)
April 2016(2)
March 2016(4)
February 2016(4)
January 2016(4)
December 2015(1)
November 2015(4)
October 2015(3)
September 2015(5)
August 2015(1)
July 2015(3)
June 2015(5)
May 2015(5)
April 2015(6)
March 2015(9)
February 2015(8)
January 2015(6)
December 2014(14)
November 2014(9)
October 2014(12)
September 2014(14)
August 2014(19)
July 2014(11)
June 2014(18)
May 2014(24)
April 2014(19)
March 2014(15)
February 2014(6)
November 2013(1)
October 2013(2)
September 2013(5)
August 2013(4)
July 2013(2)
June 2013(4)
May 2013(3)
April 2013(2)
March 2013(5)
February 2013(3)
January 2013(1)

Search Blog Posts

Related B&B's


RSS Feed

BBIreland Blog postsRSS