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Attractions Near Galway You Need to See This Year!

Galway city, a vibrant cultural and historical gem and a magnet for global visitors, pulsates with its own irresistible rhythm, attracting over 1.7 million visitors a year while standing apart from the crowds of Dublin and Cork.

Its status as one of Ireland’s most visited cities, comes as no surprise.

Galway city boasts mediaeval streets whispering stories, pubs buzzing with infectious energy, and an ocean breeze teasing of epic adventures just beyond.

But wait, there’s more!

The magic spills over into Galway County, brimming with dramatic coastlines, ancient castles, and hidden treasures begging to be unearthed.

Time crunch?

No worries!

Our specialised day tours from Galway take you beyond the tourist traps, revealing secret gems and weaving a tapestry of authentic Irish experiences. Sure, some treasures are meant to be stumbled upon, but for the ones that truly make Galway sing, trust our local experts to show you the way. Your unforgettable journey starts now!

Tourist Attractions Near Galway City You Just Need to Visit This Year

Dunguaire Castle

Step into history at this medieval castle, constructed in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan along the scenic Galway Bay. This restored 16th-century tower house, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers panoramic views of the bay and countryside.

Killary Harbour

Cruise through Ireland’s only fjord, surrounded by majestic mountains that seem to rise straight from the water. Breathe in the crisp fjord air, spot playful seals basking on rocks, and feel the peacefulness of this unique natural wonder.

Aasleagh Falls

Discover the beauty of this cascading waterfall, where the Erriff River tumbles over rugged rocks, creating a mesmerising sight and a peaceful retreat into nature.

Roundstone

Experience the charm of this picturesque village, where traditional thatched cottages and stunning coastal views create a perfect backdrop for exploration and relaxation. Savor fresh seafood in waterfront restaurants, browse local crafts, and soak in the laid-back atmosphere, feeling the warmth of genuine Irish hospitality.

Clare Island

Step back in time on this rugged island, home to ancient ruins, stunning coastal walks, and a vibrant local community, offering a peaceful retreat from the mainland.

Clonfert Cathedral

Explore the ancient beauty of this 12th-century cathedral, known for its stunning Romanesque architecture and rich history, offering a glimpse into Ireland’s mediaeval past.

Coole Park

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that inspired W.B. Yeats, with its serene lakes, ancient woodlands, and tranquil walking trails, offering a perfect escape into nature.

Coral Beach Carraroe

Discover the unique beauty of this white coral beach, with its crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal views, offering a peaceful retreat and a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll.

Dún Aengus

Marvel at the ancient wonder of this prehistoric fort, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking views and a sense of Ireland’s ancient past.

Cliffs of Moher

Witness nature’s raw power as Atlantic winds whip your hair while you gaze at the endless ocean from 700ft cliffs. A scene straight out of a dramatic movie! Stand in awe at these majestic cliffs, where the rugged beauty of Ireland’s west coast meets the roaring Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking views and a sense of pure wonder.

Check our unforgettable Cliffs Of Moher Explorer Tour From Galway.

Connemara’s Special With Our Guided Tours

Kylemore Abbey Tour: Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this 19th-century castle and its stunning Victorian walled gardens, nestled in the heart of Connemara’s wild landscapes.

Connemara National Park Tour: Explore the untamed beauty of Connemara, with its rugged mountains, vast bogs, and shimmering lakes, offering a glimpse into Ireland’s unspoiled wilderness.

Aran Islands

Experience the richness of traditional Irish culture on these rugged islands, where ancient stone forts and stunning coastal scenery provide a window into Ireland’s vibrant history and natural beauty. All details about the Aran Islands’ tour can be found here.

The Burren

Explore this unique limestone landscape, where rare flora and ancient archaeological sites dot the rugged terrain, offering a fascinating blend of natural wonders and historical intrigue. Check our Burren Day Tour From Galway.