Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Galway City Centre

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


Sightseeing in and around Galway City Centre

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Galway City Centre. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Galway City Centre

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

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

How many holiday accommodation are available around Galway City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 120 holiday rentals around Galway City. From 53 Condos/Apartments to 34 Houses, 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 City is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Galway City?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galway City. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Galway: 217 holiday rentals
  • Salthill: 155 holiday rentals
  • County Mayo: 301 holiday rentals
  • Co. Clare: 598 holiday rentals
  • Kinvarra: 162 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Galway City! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Galway City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Galway City with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Galway: 217 holiday homes
  • Salthill: 155 holiday homes
  • Kinvarra: 162 holiday homes
  • Clonbur: 114 holiday homes
  • Kilcolgan: 129 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Galway City?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Galway City. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bold Art Gallery: 277 holiday rentals
  • Eyre Square: 275 holiday rentals
  • Dunguaire Castle: 264 holiday rentals
  • University Hospital Galway: 278 holiday rentals
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course: 289 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galway City listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.