With 2,000 hectares of beautiful scenery, one of the top things to do when visiting Galway and the west of Ireland is a trip to Connemara National Park. Located near the village of Letterfrack and the famous Kylemore Abbey, this truly is one of the most scenic areas in Ireland.
Connemara National Park has a number of walking trails and paths to suit every ability. The looped walk has gravelled footpaths and boardwalks, but many visitors choose to climb the majestic Diamond Hill. Standing at 400 metres high Diamond Hill offers stunning views of the park and you can also see in the distance the islands of Inishbofin, Inishturkand Inishshark, as well as Kylemore Abbey and the Twelve Bens mountain range. Both the looped walk and the Diamond Hill walk are very well signposted and begin on the same route, starting from the Visitor Centre and walking up a gentle slope before those completing the Diamond Hill climb veer off towards the mountain. The loop walk continues around allowing walkers to soak up the beautiful views of this unique area before returning to the Visitor Centre.
For nature lovers Connemara National Park is home to a large number of wild bird species, such as the skylark, stonechats and peregrine falcons call this protected environment home. Other residents include red deer and Connemara ponies to name a few.
After a day spent exploring Connemara National Park return to Park House Hotel Galway and relax in comfort in one of our 99 beautiful luxury bedrooms where you will enjoy award winning food and hospitality.
Connemara National Park is located 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Park House Hotel.
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