Off the Beaten Path in Galway, Ireland [Guest Post]
Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and friendly residents, Galway is one of the most popular destinations for those wanting to get off Ireland’s beaten track. Galway Travelodge Hotel is a good accommodation option when traveling to one of the Emerald Isle’s most picturesque destinations.
Here are some of our favourite things to do in and around Galway, but the only way you’ll find your own little gems hidden in this city is to come and see it for yourself!
This castle is one of Ireland’s most romantic places and renowned for its scenic walks, stunning photographic opportunities and tempting shopping or culinary experiences. The architecture has to be seen to be believed and it’s a great day out for the whole family.
Two miles long and full of fun, Salthill Promenade overlooks the beautiful Galway Bay and provides the perfect backdrop to an afternoon stroll. There’s a diving platform if you’ve got your trunks with you and you’re feeling brave or if you’d rather keep your feet on dry land there are plenty of benches to watch the world go by.
The three Aran Islands are know as Inis Morm Inis Meain and Inis Oirr which mean Big Island, Middle Island and East Island. Famous for their geographical location, historic positioning in Ireland folklore and cultural heritage, the Aran Islands are a must see for anyone travelling to Galway.
The Galway nightlife
No trip to Ireland is complete without a few nights on the tiles and Galway is no different, with pubs, clubs and bars to suit all tastes. The city offers something for everyone so if you’re looking for a quiet pint of Guinness, a bit of dancing to a live band or something more contemporary they’ll be somewhere that’s give you a fantastic time into the early hours. Many of these places come alive at night but also offer great coffee, sumptuous food and the perfect place to rest your weary feet in the day too, so check them out – whatever your mood.