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 features

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 rentals are available around Galway City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 120 holiday lettings around Galway City. From 50 flats & apartments to 36 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Galway City?

Inhaling refreshing ocean air, warming up in the sunshine and losing all track of time. Now that's the sort of escape you deserve. Luckily, there are 36 beachside getaway properties to spirit yourself away to. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has stacks more options to check out, including:

  • 23 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 20 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Galway City?

Unpack your suitcase, admire the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you're after a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is definitely the way to go. HomeAway has 33 for you to check out here. If you get in soon, you could be spending as little as £35 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Hotel: 30 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £60 per night.
  • House: 29 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £155 per night.
  • Cottage: 14 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £44 per night.

Can I stay in Galway City in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as staying somewhere entirely new with family and friends. And the best news is HomeAway has some options to suit big groups. Why not take a look at the 9 apartment holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for large groups of guests. The rental properties that can cater to large numbers here include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 48 rental accommodation suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as £120.
  • Looking for a holiday property for 5 people? We have 26 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £35 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 10 properties for rent that fit the bill. Prices start from £199 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you organise your Galway City adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Galway City?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation costs with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find plenty of awesome holiday rentals and save loads! Salthill is an awesome area to investigate if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 109 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £134 per night. You'll find another 105 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Keeraun. The average price in this area is £135 a night.