THINGS TO SEE

WHAT TO SEE IN GALWAY

Galway can be described as a place where stunning natural landscapes are intertwined with ancient history, culture and heritage. With an inordinate amount of natural wonders and fascinating places to see, you’ll soon find that you’re biggest problem is that you simply haven’t enough time to see it all.

From majestic mountains, meandering rivers, peaceful lakes and breathtaking Atlantic shorelines, you will find that Galway has an unparalleled splendour and natural beauty all its own. The diverse landscape of Galway offers some of the most incredible and unspoilt views that cost nothing but leave an every lasting memory.

What’s more, Galway is a place brimming with history, culture and heritage, so it’ll come as no surprise to find impressive monuments, buildings, settlements, ruins and more scattered throughout. See the unique dry stone walls dotted along the road as you pass, spot the castle ruins in a nearby field, sit in awe of the beautiful religious architecture, visit iconic places synonymous with Galway, and stand inside ancient stone forts on the cliff edge of Europe.

Check out some of the fantastic places to see during your stay below and explore the hidden gems, natural wonders, fascinating history and more, as you unearth the magic of Galway, Connemara and the Islands. 

HERITAGE & HISTORY

Explore ancient stone forts and settlements, centuries of castles under siege, important farming and industrial buildings of the past, influential and important figures in society and much more, as you unearth the fascinating heritage and history throughout Galway. 

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

Discover century old remains of religious and spiritual places, learn about religious and spiritual traditions of the past, and witness the incredibly detailed and beautiful architecture of religious buildings and ruins that can be found throughout Galway. 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Visit the locations used in popular feature films such as ‘The Quiet Man’ and ‘The Field’ and relive your favourite scene, see iconic places and buildings that have become synoymous with Galway, learn about some unusual attractions, and unearth the legends and rumours of local hauntings and paranomal activity.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION

Experience the diverse and beautiful outdoors that Galway has to offer. Spend time at the Connemara National Park and climb the infamous Diamond Hill, wander through the beautiful nature reserves, parks, woodlands and gardens, or chill out on the beautiful sandy beaches dotted along the Atlantic coastline.

SCENIC SPOTS

Looking for that perfect picture for your collection? Check out some of the most iconic and scenic backdrops throughout Galway which make for the perfect picture for your social media feed. So if you’re searching for those most popular and Instagrammed places in Galway, look no further…

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