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1. Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum
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Providing a look back into the rich history of Galway City, Galway City Museum contains several exhibits and also historic artifacts from prehistoric to modern eras. It displeases artifacts from everyday life to rare coins. It is located right next to the famous Spanish Arch of Galway.

2. Galway Cathedral

Galway Cathedral
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
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Located on the western bank of the River Corrib, the Galway Cathedral is the newest stone-built cathedral in Europe. It is one of the most stunning buildings in the city with its unique green color on the entire roofing. It is a must for admirers of European forms of architecture and art.

3. Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way
4.2 /5

7 km
from city center
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The Wild Atlantic Way, a tourism trail, runs along for a massive 2,500 km along the western coast of Ireland. Offering amazing views, a range of activities, and a memorable experience, the road is a feature on many itineraries. It is among the most picturesque routes anywhere in the country.

4. Quay Street

Quay Street
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A hugely popular street, Quay Street, is brimming with life and energy and Galway's centre of entertainment and nightlife. This famous street is home to Galway's best pubs, bars, and restaurants and is always full of people. It is the main pedestrian street located in Galway Downtown.

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5. Eyre Square

Eyre Square
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
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Eyre Square is a famous and lively public park located within the city centre, a stone throw away from a popular shopping street in Galway called William Street. The park offers a lively vibe, with several people visiting the park each day to witness several beautiful statues and fountains.

6. Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park
3.7 /5

63 km
from city center
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Located along NH59 near Letterfrack village, the Connemara National Park is the perfect outdoor activity. Home to around 50 scenic mountains, the park offers a vast collection of fabulous hiking trails and nature walks. The Park is known for the variety of birds it is home to.

7. Cycle of Life Commemorative Garden

Cycle of Life Commemorative Garden
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
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A stone-sculpted garden, the Cycle of Life Commemorative Garden, was built to commemorate the spirit of those who have donated their organs upon death. It symbolizes various aspects of humanity and is located adjacent to Salthill Promenade.

8. Salthill Promenade

Salthill Promenade
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
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Located along the shore of Galway Bay, the Salthill Promenade is a vibrant and popular hub for tourists and locals alike. The promenade is a 2 km long road loaded with restaurants, pubs, cafes, and even casinos for entertainment. It is also casually called Salthill Prom by Galwegians.

9. Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter
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Latin Quarter is a busy tourist hub full of bars, restaurants, shops, and many entertaining street performers! You'll find tons of places to shop here and even more places to grab a bite and a pint. It is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in Galway, with ecstatic nightlife.

10. Leenaun to Louisburgh Drive

Leenaun to Louisburgh Drive
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Visitors to Ireland can immerse themselves on an enchanting journey from the Leenaun to Louisburgh Drive, that showcases the natural beauty and scenic route of the country's rugged west coast. The drive takes visitors on a memorable and awe-inspiring experience, through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and majestic coastal views.

11. Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey
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50 km
from city center
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Kylemore Abbey is a monastery located in the historic village of the Wild Atlantic Way,in Great Britain. It offers a blend of rich history and spiritual devotion that looks more like a medieval fortress than a religious home. The main building overlooks the lake with famous Victorian Walled gardens.

12. Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle
Hidden Gem

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Dunguaire Castle overlooking the River Dunkellin offers some of the most beautiful scenic views in Dungory West, Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland. Enjoy serenity and peace of mind while beholding a spectacular view of the elaborate stone carvings over the entrance and castle front doors.

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13. Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

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Lough Corrib, a lake, situated between Counties Galway and Mayo, in western Ireland, is a mesmerizing lake providing tourists with incredible vistas of the Clonbur village, with high-end resorts and shopping experiences available nearby. It is the largest lake within the Republic of Ireland.

14. Galway Bay

Galway Bay

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Galway Bay is a bay on the west coast of Ireland, between County Galway in the province of Connacht to the north and the Burren in County Clare in the province of Munster. Visitors can discover numerous small cliffs, historic landmarks along the bay with breathtaking views along the rocky terrain and heritage.

15. Camp at Lettergesh Beach

Camp at Lettergesh Beach
Hidden Gem

68 km
from city center
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Magnificent Lettergesh Beach located on Ireland's west coast offers travelers a serene and enticing experience. This hidden gem is spectacular with its beautiful landscape and unspoiled natural beauty and is situated in the stunning Connemara area. There is a campsite nearby.

16. Traught Beach

Traught Beach
Hidden Gem

12 km
from city center
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Traught Beach, located on the west coast of Ireland, is a hidden gem that welcomes daring travelers to enjoy its exceptional and unspoiled beauty. It is tucked away in the lovely Connemara region, provides visitors with an exceptional experience of an extremely rocky landscape.

17. Explore Inishbofin Island

Explore Inishbofin Island
Hidden Gem

88 km
from city center
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Ireland's Inishbofin Island, situated on the Connemara coast is a wonderful vacation destination for tourists away from the hustle bustle of city life. This small and enchanting island is a hidden gem, boasting stunning landscapes and rich history that leaves an everlasting impact on its visitors.

18. Aran Island Cruise

Aran Island Cruise

43 km
from city center
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The Aran Island Cruise is an unforgettable experience that takes you on a scenic journey to the stunning Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Visitors have the exceptional chance to experience breathtaking scenery, illustrious history, and dynamic culture of the islands on this voyage.

19. A Day Trip to Omey Island

A Day Trip to Omey Island

80 km
from city center
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Omey Island is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara in County Galway. It is a haven of natural beauty, ancient ruins, and captivating landscapes. Omey Island is steeped in history and is home to numerous archaeological sites that showcase its rich heritage.

20. Gurteen Bay

Gurteen Bay

59 km
from city center
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About 2 kilometers from the Roundstone village, Gurteen Bay and Dogs Bay extend into Roundstone Bay, offering views forming one of the most amazing campsites of the east of Ireland with beautiful sceneries of Errisbeg and the nearby countryside. It is also popular for watersports.

21. Renvyle Beach

Renvyle Beach

71 km
from city center
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The Renvyle Beach is situated on the edge of the Renvyle peninsula and rests amid the best coastal landscapes Ireland has to offer. Due to its vibrant white, fine sand in complete contrast to the equally tranquil matte-textured environment, it is perfect for a leisure stroll, sunbathing, and swimming.

22. Silverstrand Beach

Silverstrand Beach

5 km
from city center
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Silverstrand Beach is located in Barna and directly faces the Galway Bay offering visitors a fantastic view. It is about a quarter of a kilometer in length and is an ideal spot for families. The golden-colored sandy beach also makes for an awesome swimming session during high tide.

23. Coral Strand

Coral Strand

38 km
from city center
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The Coral Strand is an intriguing coral beach that is an absolute eye-pleaser with its majestic and clear blue waters and unique coral landscape. For the intriguing part, the sand on this blue flag beach isn’t normal sand but biogenic gravel, and the corals are a form of coralline algae.

24. Click Photos at Menlo Castle

Click Photos at Menlo Castle
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3 km
from city center
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Menlo Castle, located just outside of Galway City in Ireland, is a historic and picturesque attraction that offers visitors a glimpse into Ireland's rich past. Photographers will find the mysterious remains to be a beautiful backdrop, and the beauty of the region just adds to the charm of the place.

25. Dog's Bay

Dog's Bay
Great For Family Outing

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Dog's Bay Beach is located in the southeastern part, just outside of Roundstone Village (roughly a 7-minute drive away). Visitors can discover numerous small cliffs at the bay with breathtaking views, swimming, and sunbathing. The beach is famous for water sports activities.

26. Mutton Island

Mutton Island
Hidden Gem

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Mutton Island is located near the Seafield Harbour in County Clare, on the West Coast of Ireland. It is famous for its picturesque landscapes, charming landmarks, and majestic coastal views along the Atlantic Ocean. The island also has a rich maritime history.

27. Hall Of The Red Earl

Hall Of The Red Earl

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Hall of the Red Earl, located in Druid Ln, Galway, offers insights into some of the oldest archaeological remains in Ireland. ​​This archaeological site dates back to the 13th century and since the forming of Galway City. There are several guided tours available. There is also a cafe onsite.

28. Enjoy the Flow of Aasleagh Falls

Enjoy the Flow of Aasleagh Falls

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Aasleagh Falls have located a small distance from Leenane village. It is famous for its picturesque landscape of river Erriff falling into Killary Harbour. It is also known for fishing activities, mainly for salmon. It is a delightful picnic spot that turns even more enchanting after rain.

29. The Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch

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The Spanish Arch, Galway's historical gem is located on the left bank of the Corrib River, just on the edge of Galway's bustling City Centre. The Spanish Arch is one of the last remaining parts of Galway's historical 12th-century Norman town walls built to keep the attacking army out and protect the city's quays.

30. Buy a Claddagh Ring

Buy a Claddagh Ring

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The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring that originated in Claddagh, a former fishing village near Galway City. It's a most desired piece of jewellery for centuries, worn by Irish men and women, symbolizing love, loyalty, and friendship. It is a good souvenir to take from Ireland for your loved ones.

31. Take a Hike at Barna Woods

Take a Hike at Barna Woods

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Barna Woods, located a few miles away from Galway City Centre, close to Knocknacarra suburb, is a zone of mixed broadleaf woodland and a source of valuable resources for the residents and visitors of the region. The area is primarily popular among visitors for exercising, running, birding, and hiking.

32. Lynch's Castle

Lynch's Castle

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Lynch’s Castle is a four-story castle, now a bank, acquired by AIB located at the corner of Abbey Gate Street Upper and Shop Street was once owned by the Lynches, an influential and powerful merchant tribe of Galway in the Middle Ages.

33. Saint Nicholas Collegiate Church

Saint Nicholas Collegiate Church

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The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, located on Lombard Street, is the oldest and largest medieval parish church in Ireland. The church is named after St Nicholas, patron saint of children and mariners. The church has a peaceful ambience filled with loads of history to explore for visitors.

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What are the top hotels in Galway?

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What are the top shopping places in Galway?

The top shopping places in Galway are Quay Street , Eyre Square, Latin Quarter.

What are the top sightseeing places in Galway?

The top sightseeing places in Galway are Galway City Museum, Galway Cathedral, Wild Atlantic Way, Quay Street , Eyre Square, Connemara National Park.

How can I commute within Galway?

The best way to get around Galway is by walking. Most of the places of interest are a maximum of 30 - 40 minutes away by foot. If you're looking for quicker options, you can take the bus or the taxis which run throughout the commercial areas of the town. Renting a car is not highly recommended since parking in the city is expensive.
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