Find the best place to stay — County Galway

Where to stay around County Galway?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 710 holiday lettings near County Galway. From 410 cottages to 168 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near County Galway is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Galway: 163 holiday homes
  • Galway City: 68 holiday homes
  • Connemara: 720 holiday homes
  • Clifden: 341 holiday homes
  • Roundstone: 249 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Galway! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Galway?

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

  • Galway: 163 holiday lettings
  • Clifden: 341 holiday lettings
  • Roundstone: 249 holiday lettings
  • Salthill: 111 holiday lettings
  • Spiddal: 75 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to County Galway?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in County Galway are:

  • Connemara Regional Airport (NNR): 326 self catering accommodations
  • Galway Airport (GWY): 223 self catering accommodations
  • Ireland West Knock Airport (NOC): 81 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Galway?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Galway. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Galway Harbour: 247 holiday rentals
  • Coral Beach: 256 holiday rentals
  • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club: 235 holiday rentals
  • Killary Adventure Centre: 495 holiday rentals
  • Dan O'Hara's Connemara Heritage and History Centre: 459 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Galway listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental cottage or self catering accommodation in County Galway, Ireland your home away from home

Glorious Galway, the gateway to the west of Ireland, is the epitome of the Ireland many of us think of; wild, windswept landscapes, delightful villages and colourful festivals. Staying in County Galway accommodation means that you have a superb base to relax and soak up the atmosphere, with many of Ireland’s most famous locations within easy striking distance.

Things to do on holiday in County Galway, Ireland

There is so much to see here that taking self catering County Galway accommodation is the only way to really experience the stunning scenery and enjoy the way of life in absolute freedom. You never know what might happen during day or what sights will suddenly temp you into changing your plans, so having the freedom of staying in a self catering property is a real luxury. Internationally renowned sites of Ireland like the Connemara, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are all perfectly accessible as a day trip from any of the accommodation in County Galway.

As well as natural attractions, there is a rich historical heritage here too. The Medieval town of Athenry, the Iron Age Turoe stone near Loughrea and the battlefield of the Aughrim are all fascinating places to visit, which has helped turn County Galway into a tourism hotspot.

If you would like to enjoy the great outdoors, there are endless chances for horse riding and walking through a staggering amount of unique scenery, and if you need a break, you can always stop off in one of the glorious country pubs or restaurants which appear in every rural village. Some of the best marked trails leave from Portumna Forest Park and Coole Park.

County Galway has some excellent golf courses too, and it has been the destination for golfing holidays for many years. There are a huge range of challenging 18 hole courses dotted around County Galway, from the undulating park courses to the scenic, windswept links courses of the coast. Wherever you decide to take a cottage in County Galway, there is almost certainly a golf course within few minutes drive.

Along the coast of County Galway, entertainment is plentiful. The sea provides chances for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, water skiing and swimming, as well as mouth watering seafood. The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival which marks the beginning of the oyster season marks a magnificent time to rent a self catering County Galway property.

In fact, there area many fine festivals to enjoy. The traditional boat festival or ‘Crinniu na Bad’ in Kinvara, and the traditional music festivals throughout the region are great fun, and if you have an interest in horses, the Ballinasloe Horse Fair will interest you, as will a day racing at the Galway Races.

Places to holiday in County Galway, Ireland

Galway city is known as the arts capital of Ireland, hosting many colourful festivals which bring the old, narrow shopping streets in the centre of town to life at various times throughout the year. If it is your first time visiting County Galway, taking accommodation in Galway city is a great base for exploring the whole county.

The Connemara region in the far west of County Galway is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. A combination of wild mountains, a rugged coastline and unforgiving marsh land mean that there is an untamed beauty which strips you of any stress which might still be lingering. A holiday rental cottage in County Galway is the perfect base for exploring this stunning region for a few days, whether you are walking or riding.

The Aran Islands lie just off the coast of County Galway, and offer a taste of traditional Irish culture like nowhere else in Ireland. Comprising of three separate islands, visiting the Aran Islands from County Galway accommodation is like taking a step back in time.

Flights to County Galway, Ireland

You can either fly to Shannon (SNN) or Galway Airport (GWY), or get a ferry from Swansea to Cork and drive into County Galway. It is advised that you take a car or car rental whilst staying in County Galway accommodation in order to get the most out of your holiday, because unless you stay in Galway City, this is a rural area.