Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Galway is ready to explore

The area's live music and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to 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-see attractions. A holiday 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Galway a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Galway. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 there

How to get to and around Galway

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

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

How many holiday accommodation are available around Galway?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 222 holiday rentals around Galway. From 60 holiday houses to 57 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Galway is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Bold Art Gallery: 284 holiday rentals
  • Eyre Square: 283 holiday rentals
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course: 296 holiday rentals
  • Galway Cathedral: 283 holiday rentals
  • Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre: 276 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galway listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 60 Houses in Galway. Our other popular types of Galway holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 57 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 83 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 83 holiday houses

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 internet/wifi in Galway?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 187 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Galway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.