Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Galway City Centre

The area's live music and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Galway City Centre. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and bars, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Galway Cathedral. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Galway City Centre

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Galway City Centre has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium of Galway (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Galway Tours (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Royal Tara China Visitor Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Leisureland (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Galway Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Galway City Centre

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Galway City Centre. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Lough Atalia (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Millennium Children's Park and Playground (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Salthill Beaches (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Merlin Woods Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Silver Strand (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Galway City Centre

The nearest airport is in Shannon (SNN), located 40.8 mi (65.6 km) from the city center.

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

Where to stay around Galway City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 35 holiday lettings near Galway City. From 15 Condos/Apartments to 11 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galway City is on HomeAway.