GALWAY CITY ATTRACTIONS

Located just around the corner from Eyre Square in the heart of the cultural & historical hub of Galway City, Victoria Hotel Galway is the perfect base for visitors to explore the city attractions and hidden gems further afield. Here are some of the top must see attractions that County Galway has to offer:

The Galway City Museum

Spanish Parade House, Merchants Road Lower, 800m / 7mins walk

Galway City Museum is a bright, open, contemporary building perfectly located within easy walking distance of the Victoria Hotel on the banks of the River Corrib. The museum houses various artefcats tied closely to the city’s history and heritage; such as archeology, art and crafts. Featuring both permanent and touring exhibitions and it is has free admission!

The Claddagh Ring Museum 

1 Quay Street, 550m / 5 mins walk

Located in the building of the jeweler who originally designed and created the very first Claddagh Ring. The design quickly grew in popularity all across the country and is now one of the symbols strongly associated to Ireland. Displayed in the The Claddagh Ring Museum displays some first rings created including the smallest ring ever created, rings at various stages of the intricate crafting process and many more.

Galway Cathedral

University Road, 850m / 8 mins walk

The impressive cathedral looks like it has stood for centuries but was built in the 1950’s making it one of the last great stone cathedrals to be built in Europe. Sitting on the banks of the River Corrib it is the perfect place to visit to escape the hubbub of Galway city for a few moments.

Accessible Places To Visit 

Cliffs of Maher

Connemara & Cong

Aran Isalnds.

Kylemore Abbey

 

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