Nearly a Century ago, aviation pioneers Alcock and Brown completed the world’s first ever successful transatlantic flight and came down to land in Galway, Ireland. It had been an epic journey of 72 consecutive hours and had taken them all the way from St. John's, Newfoundland, to the Emerald Isle.
The landing spot continues to be preserved as a site of special historic interest. Every year visitors flock from around the world to remember aviation history and the great achievement of these two men and their modified bomber plane. The nearby town of Clifden hosts many of these travellers and is a great place to eat, drink and refresh yourself.
Whether you’re on a pilgrimage of passion or are simply curious about a place of significance in aviation history, Alcock and Brown’s landing site is an attraction not to be missed and never to be forgotten. Finding the right hotel can make your trip to the historic site that little bit more special, and that’s how Expedia can help you.
Hotels for Foodies Around Alcock and Brown’s Landing Site
A walk in the fresh country air while visiting Alcock and Brown’s famous landing site is sure to build up an appetite. Whether you’re a cultured gourmet guzzler, or a fan of filling pub grub, you won’t have trouble finding satisfaction in the areas surrounding the attraction.
The nearby town of Clifden has plenty of foodie offerings; in fact many would describe Clifden as the west of Ireland’s gourmet capital. A little research beforehand can help you discover an eating establishment to suit you. There are plenty of highly acclaimed restaurants, although some would argue that it’s in the hearty traditional fare of the local pubs where the real foodie gems are to be found.
If food is your thing, then you want your accommodation to reflect that. Most hotels offer you a chance to experience the famous Irish tradition for fantastic hot breakfasts. And it’s not just your morning meal to worry about; check out Expedia’s selection of hotels with in-house restaurants for some evening fine dining opportunities.
Hotels for Pet Owners Around Alcock and Brown’s Landing Site
Alcock and Brown’s landing site is an open attraction, and as such is suitable for owners with dogs in tow. Although they’re unlikely to appreciate the preservation of human achievement, there’s plenty of canine entertainment in the sights and smells of the surrounding area.
If you’re bringing your four-legged friend on holiday with you, you’ll want to stay somewhere that welcomes pets too. There are a number of excellent accommodation options in the area; being pet-friendly in no way means having to compromise on comfort.
Hotels for Health Around Alcock and Brown’s Landing Site
All that wide fresh air is likely to leave you feeling rejuvenated and bounding with energy. Take advantage of the benefits of the clean Galway air, and choose a hotel with swimming and gym facilities, so you can put all that renewed energy to good use.