Castles of Connemara tour from Galway City
Attractions & guided tours

Castles of Connemara tour from Galway City

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the majestic castles of the Connemara region
  • Admire the breath-taking scenery and glistening lakes of Ireland
  • Dive into the fascinating history of each castle and their various owners
What to expect

Prepare to be whisked off into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged landscapes, glistening lakes and breath-taking mountains. Your first stop of the day will be Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house, where you can discover the remains of the castle's incredible rooms You'll then pass through the quaint village of Oughterard with a pit stop at its character thatched cottage pub for a short coffee break before weaving your way through the ever-changing landscapes of Connemara with stops at the Quiet Man Bridge and the legendary Connemara Giant.

The next stop on the castle tour will be Kylemore Abbey. Take your time here to explore this romantic abbey, its Victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. As you bid farewell to the Abbey, you'll hit the road to the capital of Connemara, the colourful market town of Clifden. En-route, if the weather allows, you'll join the famous Sky Road, renowned worldwide for its thrilling twists and turns, viewis of the ruins of Clifden castle, as the road swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean. The views and photo opportunities from this ‘Discovery Point’ are panoramic. After departing Clifden, you'll travel to Ballynahinch Castle. This castle is steeped in history so get ready to explore the castle and estate grounds including the newly restored walled garden before sitting down to some delicious castle tea and scones.

As you make your way back to Galway City, you'll pass through storybook villages, gorgeous green fields and much more.

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What's included
  • Transport
  • Guided tour of Connemara
  • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle
  • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens
  • Tea/coffee and scones at Ballynahinch castle or Kylemore Abbey
Where

Kinlay Hostel, Merchants road, Galway H91 F2KT, IE

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide outside the entrance of the Kinlay Hostel.

What to remember
  • Please note that this tour needs at least 12 participants to go ahead. If this minimum isn't reached, you will be advised beforehand and can either re-schedule your tour or recieve a full refund
  • Connemara's weather is very changeable, you should bring water and windproof clothing
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When
  • Please check the calendar to find this tour's updated times and availability
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Provider
Connemara Wild Escapes
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 15 days before the experience begins.

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