Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020


Galway has been named as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities in the world to visit – explore the city and its surroundings to find out why!

Sitting on the coast in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway has a reputation for art, creativity and a sense of adventure that’s hard to find elsewhere. From music and horseracing to literature and oysters, Galway is bursting with festivals and fun. So it’s no wonder Galway has been picked as one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities in the world to visit.

Galway pulses with music. It pours from the pubs and flows through the streets. Everywhere you’ll find impromptu jam sessions of fiddles, tin whistles and pipes.

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There has never been a better time to visit this buzzing region, as Galway has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2020, one of the largest cultural events in the world. Head west for an unforgettable year of theatre, literature, visual arts, music, dance, film, architecture, heritage, sport and food events.

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