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Wild Atlantic Way

Take it all in this Summer with Só Hotels

Explore all the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer and stay in our conveniently located hotels along the way. Stay at the four-star lakeside Lough Rea Hotel & Spa for some luxurious comfort on your Wild Atlantic adventures. Located just outside the friendly east Galway town of Loughrea, comfort and lakeside views await. Refuel for your explorations of all the west has to offer with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options in the Abbey Restaurant or Lir Brasserie.

Galway City

Day 1 - Galway City

30 minutes from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

 

Wherever you’re travelling from, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is easily accessible. We are just 10 minutes away from junction 16 on the M6. On your first day, why not take a drive into Galway city and take in the sights and sounds of the City of the Tribes. Enjoy a walk through Shop Street, Eyre Square and along the Claddagh before a stroll on the Prom at Salthill. The Aquarium in Salthill is sure to be a big hit with the kids both big and small! When you return back to the hotel, enjoy a delicious meal in our Lir Brasserie before a restful night’s sleep in our four star luxury bedrooms.

Day 2 - Burren, Cliffs of Moher

40 minutes from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

 

Explore North Clare on day two with a trip to the Burren, just 45 minutes from our doors. Discover the karst landscape of limestone and see the megalithic portal tomb, Poulnabrone. A trip to North Clare would not be complete without seeing the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. Standing at 214m (702 feet) at their highest point north of O’Brien’s Tower, enjoy unrivalled views of the Atlantic below and the Aran Islands to the west, on a clear day. The Cliffs are designated as a Special Protection Area for Birds as they are home to several seabirds such as guillemot, razorbill and puffin. There are multiple look out points to visit along the cliff to take in all the amazing views. Make sure to stop in to the Visitor Centre for interesting history facts and an interactive exhibition space to keep the kids interested. Stop in to the Moher Cottage café on the way back for delicious coffee and yummy homemade fudge to indulge in on the drive back to us in Loughrea!

Day 3 - Aran Islands

40 minutes from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

 

A day trip to the Aran Islands is a must while you are on holidays on the west coast so book a ferry from Doolin, just over an hour from the hotel. From there, choose to explore Inis Mór, Inis Meain or Inis Oirr. Inis Mór is the largest, famous for its stunning scenery and Stone Age forts such as Dun Aengus and the Black Fort. Inis Meain is the middle island and the least visited. However, don’t let that put you off! Visitors of this island can expect the same natural rugged beauty but with quiet, unspoiled tranquillity. Inis Oirr is the smallest of the three Aran Islands and the location for that iconic aerial shot of ‘Craggy Island’ from Fr. Ted. You’ll also find Plassey Shipwreck here, along with some beautiful beaches. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable day trip, perfect for families! Hire a bike and journey around the islands or take a pony and trap tour with a local.