Holidays in Galway Harbour

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Galway Harbour which includes a river or creek, a marina and boating

Cruise around the scenic sights of Galway Bay, see the historic Spanish Arch, spot charmingly colorful houses and dine in restaurants with water views.

The city has grown around the important hub of Galway Harbour over the past millennium. Home to the famous red-sailed Galway hookers that searched the seas for fish for centuries, the port has picturesque views and serene neighboring parks. It is also the starting point for trips to the stunning Aran Islands, which have fascinating ruins. Bring your family to this marina to appreciate the bustling port’s atmosphere and feel the history.

Admire the rows of colorful houses decorating the port, generating a quaint charm. Walk through the harbor for views of Galway Bay and rows of yachts. Capture pretty photos of the boats at sunset with the water reflecting changing hues of the sky. Stay at one of the hotels in the area and dine at a restaurant overlooking the water.

Go on a boat trip with a tour operator in the port. These usually include views and information about the docks, the city center, Mutton Island, Kilgolan and the beach area of Salthill. Choose between short trips and more comprehensive day voyages.

Embark on a trip from the harbor to the Aran Islands, where Irish Gaelic is spoken as a first language. Visit the island’s World Heritage Site of Dun Aonghasa, which consists of a 1500 B.C. prehistoric stone fort overlooking scenic rugged cliffs.

Visit the Galway City Museum to learn the story of Galway through relics dating back to prehistoric times. See a Galway hooker sailboat that was constructed specifically for the museum. The Spanish Arch, part of the historic city walls, is adjacent to the museum.

The harbor’s settlement dates back to the early 1100s, when a castle was built here. In the 13th century, the port was established as an important trading point. Learn about the famous Galway hooker, a type of sailing vessel from the region.

Galway Harbour is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) east of the city center at the point where the River Corrib meets the sea. Ride one of the many buses to this part of the town, in the sheltered eastern part of Galway Bay.

346 Cheap Hotels Near Galway Harbour

Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$144 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quay Street and University Hospital Galway. Galway City Museum and Hall of the Red Earl ...
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Lovely hotel lovely staff very clean"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

Jurys Inn Galway
Harbour Hotel
Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
New Dock Road, Galway City, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$207 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Galway Harbour and University Hospital Galway. Bold Art Gallery and Lynch's Castle are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"We had a fabulous weekend at the Harbour Hotel, location was perfect, staff were excellent, food and drinks excellent. Having to pay for parking was my only issue but otherwise 10/10"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Harbour Hotel
The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
3 out of 5
33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$153 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
This family-friendly Galway hotel is located in the shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Galway Tours and University Hospital Galway. Shop Street and The ...
4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2021

The Western Hotel
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Top Galway Harbour Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$144 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Jurys Inn Galway
Harbour Hotel
Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
New Dock Road, Galway City, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$207 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Harbour Hotel
The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
3 out of 5
33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$153 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
The Western Hotel
The Hardiman
The Hardiman
4.5 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway
The price is AU$259 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
The Hardiman
The Galmont
The Galmont
4 out of 5
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$252 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
The Galmont
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
3 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$170 per night from 19 Sep. to 19 Sep.
Imperial Hotel
Park House Hotel
Park House Hotel
4 out of 5
Forster Street, Eyre Squre, Galway, Galway
Park House Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
Queen Street, Eyre Square, Galway
The price is AU$162 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Victoria Hotel
St. Judes Lodge
St. Judes Lodge
3 out of 5
24 College Road, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$217 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
St. Judes Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.