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City break in Galway. Active leisure ideas for Galway - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Galway is an ideal place for enjoying all kinds of recreation. It offers many historic landmarks, wonderful entertainment facilities, and a huge number of shops, as well as great places to walk. An interesting local entertainment facility is Galway Atlantaquaria . Its visitors have the opportunity to appreciate a rich collection of exotic fish, rays, sea anemones, and jellyfish, as well as other inhabitants of the sea depths. Despite the fact that the aquarium is quite small in size, its collection of marine creatures is very interesting and diverse.
Galway is an old port city and administrative center of the eponymous county located in the west of Ireland. The history of the city begins in 1124. Fort at the Mouth of the Gaillimh (Dún … Open
Ecotourists from all over the world flock to the picturesque Connemara National Park. Fabulously beautiful lakes rich in fish, hills, and pastures covered with dense forests where you can meet typical representatives of local farms - you can enjoy this natural magnificence and harmony endlessly. The national park has several attractive hotels and specially-equipped camping sites, so all travelers can stay in picturesque places for several days.
A pleasant surprise is prepared for water entertainment enthusiasts - they have a chance to have fun in modern Leisureland Water Park. It is housed in a large glazed building with panoramic windows and a glass roof. Visitors to the water park can use a huge swimming pool and various slides. There are several playgrounds for the youngest guests as well as a fully equipped gym in a water park. Copyright
Despite the fact that Galway has partially lost its once high economic status, its historical charm is fully preserved. Travelers are recommended to explore the city's attractions on foot, … Open
Popular Claude's Casino is in demand among gambling tourists. Besides classical games, it presents a decent choice of slot machines to suit all tastes. There is also a great GoKarting center in the city - Galway City. Each visitor will be able to sharpen driving skills and enjoy the favorite entertainment in comfortable conditions. Planet Entertainment Centre invites all vacationers to play bowling or billiards. It houses several attractive cafes, as well as specially equipped playgrounds for children of different ages.
Galway Shops and malls of Galway deserve special attention. The best bookstore in town is Charlie Byrne's Bookshop that pleasantly surprises visitors with its wide assortment. Here you can buy not only your favorite books and beautiful gift editions but also souvenirs - calendars and postcards depicting local attractions. Tourists wishing to buy jewelry as memorable gifts should think about visiting Fallers Jewelers. Having been operating for more than a hundred years, it provides a huge selection of exclusive gold and silver jewelry to suit every taste and purse.
In Galway, you can find many historic hotels, and the most prestigious one is Glenlo Abbey. It is housed in a magnificent old castle standing on the shore of Loch Corrib Lake. The hotel is … Open
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold has an equally rich history. Here, visitors are offered original jewelry with national symbols. Those having sweet tooth will definitely appreciate The Chocolate Box specialized store, whose name speaks for itself. And wonderful paintings are available to vacationers in Vanda Art Gallery. In the evening, many locals and visitors to the city go to pubs, and O'Connors Pub is a true local attraction in this respect. The choice of drinks is really impressive here. The pub also features original interior design in the best national traditions. Beer lovers are sure to enjoy Taaffes Pub where live music often sounds at night.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Galway and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Galway
♥   Water park 'Bay Sports' Hodson Bay, Roscommon., 73.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqua Dome water park Tralee' County Kerry, 120.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Waterworld' Bundoran, Co. Donegal., 143.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Galway
♥   Restaurant 'Vina Mara' Galway. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cava Bodega' Galway. Type - Spanish. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Latin Quarter' Galway. Type - Regional cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Seafood Bar @ Kirwan’s' Galway. Type - Seafood. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lime' Galway. Type - Thai. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Galway from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Dunguaire Castle

From the series “Ireland's Greatest Castles”
It is only open to the public during the summer months. Interesting entertainment events are held for participants of excursions during this period. They can participate in a costumed medieval banquet and listen to traditional Irish music performed live. Literary evenings are often held here in memory of the former owner of the castle. Other events are also held here. They are dedicated to national culture. The castle became known to the public after 1979. The shooting of the “North Sea Hijack” film took place there at this time. … Read further

Fiddaun Castle

From the series “Ireland's Greatest Castles”
However, some elements of the design managed to survive after hundreds of years. You can see the loophole windows on the third-floor level today. Part of the defensive wall is also preserved in the castle. Excursion to the Fiddaun Castle will appeal to those who love hiking in the beautiful natural places. The castle is located on a small hill. Wonderful panoramic views of the lake and the nearby village of Tubber can be enjoyed from the surrounding area. The village of Tubber is also interesting for its historical attractions. Many buildings of different eras have been preserved in it. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in Ireland

Another popular place for active tourism is the National Park of Wicklow Mountains. This picturesque land offers tourists ample opportunities for outdoor activities. One can climb the peaks. Their maximum height is about 900 meters, but they look pretty impressive. There are several glacial lakes. During a walk, you can enjoy the picturesque nature, waterfalls, and views of the sea and meadows. You can go rafting along the mountain rivers in the Wicklow Park. You can go fishing too, but you need to get a license first. Even with a license, you can fish in strictly designated places. The cost of the license is 5 euros. It is valid for one day. … Open
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It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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Guide to your best city break in Galway - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Galway - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Galway?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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