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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Sky Road, Clifden

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4.4 out of 5 (218 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clifden Castle and Station House Museum. Connemara Heritag …

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Recess, Ballynahinch

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4.7 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this eco-friendly hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dan O'Hara's Connemara Heritage and History Centre and …

£152
Sharamore House
Sharamore House

Streamstown, Clifden

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4.6 out of 5 (96 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Clifden Castle, Station House Museum, and …

£72
Clifden Station House
Clifden Station House

Connemara, Clifden

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4.2 out of 5 (52 reviews)

This family-friendly Clifden hotel is located by the sea, just steps from Station House Museum and Clifden Castle. Connemar …

£68
Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

Westport Road, Clifden H71 VF25

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4.6 out of 5 (83 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Clifden Castle and Station House Museum. Connemara …

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Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel

Connemara, Recess

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4.8 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, and Killary Adventure …

£131
Alcock & Brown Hotel
Alcock & Brown Hotel

The Town Square, Clifden

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3.5 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clifden Castle, Station House Museum, and Connemara Heritage & …

£59
Sea Breeze B & B
Sea Breeze B & B

Gurteenaclough, Renvyle

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4.7 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Located in Connemara, this bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Renvyle Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Connemara Nationa …

£63
Renvyle House Hotel
Renvyle House Hotel

Renvyle Connemara, Renvyle

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4.5 out of 5 (76 reviews)

This family-friendly Renvyle hotel is located on a lake, 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Renvyle Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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Delphi Resort
Delphi Resort

Delphi, Leenane

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4.2 out of 5 (104 reviews)

This family-friendly Leenane hotel is located on a river, 5 mi (8 km) from Aasleagh Waterfall, and within 12 mi (20 km) of …

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Pocket Guide: Connemara Alcock and Brown Memorial Hotels

The first ever transatlantic flight landed in Galway in June 1919. Alcock and Brown flew their modified Vickers Bomber from St John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara National Park in County Galway, Ireland in under 72 consecutive hours. The site where the pair landed has been preserved as a national and international monument to the history of aviation.

A small cairn marks the spot where news of the flight’s landing was transmitted by wireless to London. A sculpture of an aircraft's tail fin stands around a mile from their landing spot, to mark the fourth anniversary of the landing. These two monuments are open to visitors, standing out in the natural brilliance of the Connemara landscape. They serve to remind us of the achievements of these early aviation pioneers.

Today the monuments remain a popular tourist destination. Visitors arrive from around the world to see the spot where world aviation history was made. Because the memorials to Alcock and Brown’s achievements are such an interesting place to visit, there’s plenty of choice in accommodation options around the area.

Romantic Breaks Near Alcock and Brown’s Memorial

Visiting a memorial and reminding yourselves of history and the great lives that have been lived before you can be a very romantic experience. When that reminder is set in the beautiful Galway countryside, the trip can only get more romantic. Taking a stroll hand in hand between the two monuments and taking in the incredible natural scenery of the area is a memory you’ll share between yourselves forever.

There are lots of hotels to choose from to make your trip to the area even more special. Why not book yourself into a country guesthouse? Enjoy each other’s company in the seclusion of Galway’s breathtaking natural surroundings and all the romance of a traditional country house. You can expect beautifully cooked Irish breakfasts and many places will provide packed lunches for a romantic stroll and a picnic.

The town of Clifden near to Alock and Brown’s memorial has much to offer for evening entertainment. You can treat yourself to fine dining in one of Clifden’s restaurants. Check out the range of traditional pubs in the area for a quiet drink afterwards; you may even be lucky enough to catch some live Irish music.

Family Breaks Near Alcock and Brown’s Memorial

Children young and old will be fascinated by the history surrounding Alcock and Brown’s epic journey. Taking them to see the memorials that commemorate this brave flight can be a great way to fuel their imagination and start a conversation about the history of aviation. Who knows what flights of fancy a holiday to the memorial may inspire them to.

There are some great accommodation options for families in the area. The nearby town of Clifden has plenty to offer to keep the children entertained, whatever their age. Have a look through some of the hotels that Clifden has to offer, with comfy beds for the adults, free television for the children and a warm Irish welcome for all.

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