For those looking to spend some time in Galway on a budget, there’s lots to recommend the city’s extensive choice of one star hotels. The hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation are in some of Galway’s prime locations and at a price that’s sure to please. And a discounted price needn’t mean discounted quality – budget hotels in Galway usually meet a very high standard of accommodation. A no-frills getaway to Galway is a great way to enjoy the city, with lots of opportunities to save your pennies to spend elsewhere in the city. Galway’s zippy arts scene, its panoply of shops and restaurants and multitude of sights make it a great place to stay.
Galway’s History and Heritage
Traditional Irish music is everywhere in Galway – the pubs rattle and hum to the sounds of the fiddle and the bodhran drum. Galwegians love their traditional Irish music and it’s part of the city’s lifeblood. But there’s more to Galway than rebel songs and stout – the city also boasts a fine medieval church, impressive city walls and landmarks that were built by the Galway “Tribes” – 14 merchant families who once ruled the town. Galway’s cobbled streets, traditionally painted buildings and picturesque River Corrib lend the city a lively atmosphere that can be enjoyed whatever your budget.
Galway Arts and Festivals
Galway is known as “The City of Festivals” and it certainly lives up to its name. For two weeks every summer, the Galway International Arts Festival floods the streets with performer, and the city is proud to call it the biggest festival of its kind in Ireland. In the autumn, visitors flock to the Galway Theatre Festival, when the cream of Irish acting and performing talent comes to town. Galway has five major theatres, and most hotels will have great advice about what’s hot and what’s not.
Galway is close to several great examples of ancient Irish culture, with dolmens and Neolithic standing stones strewn across the county. There are several other things that will capture the imagination, not least the large selection of castles dating back to the Norman invaders.</p?
Galway’s Best Restaurants
Some of Ireland’s best restaurants are in Galway, with world-class cuisine from all parts of the globe. The city’s love affair with food has put it at the forefront of Ireland’s organic food movement and you can also find fantastic local cheeses, organic meat and freshly baked artisanal bread at Galway Market. For a taste of Ireland’s finest brews, try the city’s many pubs for a traditional pint of stout, or a craft beer.
Galway: A Great Place to Stay
Galway has some lovely one star hotels in great locations for you to take advantage of everything the city has to offer. Expedia has some great deals on offer for Galway hotels so why not take a look and see what you can find.