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Galway named as one of the best travel destinations for 2020

By Sarah Finnan

November 5, 2019 at 4:05pm


Galway has been named as one of the best travel destinations for 2020.

Not shy to lists of this kind, a regular on Conde Nast Traveller ‘best of’ roundups, Galway has done it once again and been named amongst the top holiday destinations for 2020.

I’m not even a tiny bit surprised. Galway is class, don’t ya know?

Categorising destinations from Panama to Plymouth, Sicily to Senegal, the experts at CNT compiled the list, picking “places that are coming into their own next year”.

And little old Galway made the cut as one of the best travel destinations for 2020.

Coming in at number 14, the City of Tribes ranked just above Kangaroo Island in Australia and just below Kyoto in Japan.

Describing the west coast gem as “effervescent”, all eyes will be on the 2020 European Capital of Culture, which will “throw its arms wide to the world” next year.

Famed for its ragtag bohemian culture of music and art, Galway impressed with “its glut of traditional pubs spilling out jaunty bodhrán and fiddle music”.

Future events sure to draw a crowd, include tightrope-walking workshops, an art exhibit by David Best (known for his work at Burning Man) and a series of intimate readings of Homer’s Odyssey on the beach.

Having been named a European Region of Gastronomy in 2018, Galway’s reputation as a haven of foodie activity has already been cemented.

Mentioning the annual Oyster Festival, the world’s longest-running festival, as well as the Saturday market, the city has a whole host of establishments just waiting to delight your taste buds.

Other destinations on the list included Siargao in the Philippines, Paris in France and Lebanon. Bucket loads of travel inspiration.

Read the full list here.


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