Situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland and only one hour from Clayton Hotel Galway is the world famous area of Connemara. You will know you are in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape.
This vast area full of flora and fauna stretches from the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean. The infamous Sky Road route traces a spectacular loop out to the township of Kingston and back to Clifden, taking in some rugged yet stunningly beautiful coastal scenery en route. The round trip of about 12km can be easily walked or cycled; timing things to catch the sun dipping into the Atlantic is highly recommended and there are several look-out points where you can park the car.
Immediately southeast of Letterfrack lies Connemara National Park which spans 2000 dramatic hectares of bog, mountain and heath. The visitor centre is in a beautiful setting off a parking area 300m south of the Letterfrack crossroads. The visitor centre offers an introduction to the park’s flora, fauna and geology, and visitors can scrutinise maps and various trails here before heading out into the park. Various types of flora and fauna native to the area are explained, including the elephant hawkmoth and red deer. Why not avail of our specially discounted offer on packed lunches and have the perfect picnic in one of Ireland’s most idyllic locations.
A visit to this world famous location during your stay at Clayton Hotel Galway is an absolute must. Day trips to the area can be organised through reception while on check in or during your stay. Early booking is advised. On your return to Clayton Hotel Galway relax in our leisure facilities which boast a twenty metre pool, sauna, steam room and a gym.