Holidays in South Park

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While Galway is recognised worldwide as one of the leading destinations for the arts, for music, theatre and countless associated festivals, one of the city’s most welcome features is the ease with which it is possible to slip away from the contemporary, cosmopolitan, cultural quarters and back to nature.

It is this duality between the new and the old, between hustle and bustle and peace and quiet, that sees so many visitors to Galway take the 10-minute stroll from the epicentre of cool, over the River Corrib to the historic Claddagh district’s quayside, and on to the seafront South Park.

Continuing along the quayside up Nimmo’s Pier, the city is slowly left behind, the smell and the gentle sounds of the ocean fill your senses, and the horizon is opened up to distant hills over the football pitches and wide open grassy spaces of South Park. A great time to take this walk is evening, when the sun is setting over the Atlantic waves and the Aran Islands loom low in the mouth of Galway Bay.

Walking along the coastal path toward the seaside promenade at Salthill, the ultimate low-level thrill of South Park lies ahead. The walk along the narrow man-made causeway to Mutton Island is an easy challenge at just a third of a mile and one that no committed wanderer should deny themselves. Within minutes, you are almost totally surrounded by the lapping sea.

And so back to Galway centre, because after a brisk, beautiful walk you’ve officially earned yourself a drink at a friendly Galway bar!

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350 Cheap Hotels Near South Park

The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
3 out of 5
33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$124 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
This family-friendly Galway hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Galway Tours, Shop Street and The Fountain. Quay Street and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"I would stay there again, gladly."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

The Western Hotel
The Hardiman
The Hardiman
4.5 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway
This family-friendly Galway hotel is located in a provincial park, within a 10-minute walk of Eyre Square, Galway Harbour and Galway City Museum. Galway Cathedral ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (20 reviews)
"Very comfortable, friendly, safe and efficient lovely hotel with new decor and plush finish bar area very nice as was the gaslight dining room"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

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Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$130 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Quay Street, Galway City Museum and Hall of the Red Earl. Druid Theatre and Spanish Arch are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Galway is great for a short trip. This hotel is in a great location and our room had a beautiful view out over the Atlantic and then bars, restaurants and shops very close."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Jurys Inn Galway
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.

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Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
3 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$122 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
Imperial Hotel
The Hardiman
The Hardiman
4.5 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway
The Hardiman
The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
3 out of 5
33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$124 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
The Western Hotel
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$130 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Jurys Inn Galway
Harbour Hotel
Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
New Dock Road, Galway City, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$193 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Harbour Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
Queen Street, Eyre Square, Galway
The price is AU$168 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Victoria Hotel
Forster Court Hotel
Forster Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Forster Street, Galway, County Galway
The price is AU$148 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Forster Court Hotel
The Galmont
The Galmont
4 out of 5
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Galway
The price is AU$247 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
The Galmont
Eyre Square Hotel
Eyre Square Hotel
3 out of 5
Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway
The price is AU$168 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Eyre Square Hotel
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.