Beyond Galway City
County Galway is located along the Wild Atlantic West of Ireland and is a gold mine of rich history, vibrant culture, and warm-hearted locals. Why not explore the county’s breathtaking landscapes, and memorable experiences during your stay at Imperial Hotel Galway.
Prepare to have your breath taken away as you venture into beautiful Connemara, a land of amazing landscapes and rugged beauty. This region boasts dramatic mountains, pristine lakes, and enchanting coastal views. Why not take a leisurely drive along the famous Sky Road, where panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding islands will leave you enchanted. Explore Connemara National Park, where thick forests, rolling hills, and roaming Connemara ponies create a truly magical setting.
Your journey would not be complete without a visit to the captivating Aran Islands. Located just off the coast of Galway, these three picturesque islands – Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer – offer a glimpse into Ireland’s rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the ancient Irish culture as you explore ancient stone forts, marvel at traditional hand-knit Aran sweaters, and savor the warm hospitality of the islanders. Don’t forget to cycle or hike along the rugged coastal paths for breathtaking views of the Atlantic cliffs.
No exploration of County Galway is complete without indulging in its culinary offerings and experiencing the warmth of its traditional pubs. Sample fresh Atlantic seafood in coastal villages like Clifden and Kinvara, where charming restaurants serve up culinary delights bursting with local flavours. Wash it all down with a pint of Guinness or a glass of Irish whiskey in a cosy pub, where live music and friendly banter create an unforgettable atmosphere.