Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Galway is ready to explore

The area's live music and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Galway. Well known for its bars, local tours and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. South Park and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Galway

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Galway a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium of Galway (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Galway Tours (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Leisureland (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Royal Tara China Visitor Center (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Galway Golf Club (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Galway

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Galway. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Millennium Children's Park and Playground (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lough Atalia (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Salthill Beaches (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Merlin Woods Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Silver Strand (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)

How to get to and around Galway

Fly into Shannon (SNN), the closest airport, located 40.4 mi (65.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Galway Station.

Where to stay around Galway?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 220 holiday lettings near Galway. From 70 Houses to 75 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galway for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galway?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galway. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery: 273 holiday lettings
  • St. Augustine's Church: 280 holiday lettings
  • The Fountain: 279 holiday lettings
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology: 270 holiday lettings
  • Merlin Park Hospital: 270 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Galway listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Galway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 70 Houses in Galway. Our other popular types of Galway holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 75 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galway?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Galway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.