Aran Islands, Ireland

Aran Islands, Ireland

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Where to stay around Aran Islands?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 111 vacation rentals near Aran Islands. From 69 cottages to 32 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aran Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Aran Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aran Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • County Galway: 648 vacation rentals
  • Doolin: 121 vacation rentals
  • Connemara: 658 vacation rentals
  • Lahinch: 121 vacation rentals
  • Cliffs of Moher: 226 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Aran Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Aran Islands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aran Islands:

  • Doolin: 121 rentals
  • Lahinch: 121 rentals
  • Fanore: 105 rentals
  • Roundstone: 232 rentals
  • Spiddal: 63 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Aran Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Aran Islands are:

  • Inishmore Airport (IOR): 198 vacation rentals
  • Connemara Regional Airport (NNR): 306 vacation rentals
  • Inisheer Airport (INQ): 234 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Aran Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Aran Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cliffs of Moher: 226 rentals
  • O'Brien's Castle: 228 rentals
  • Spanish Point Beach: 224 rentals
  • Doolin Cave: 263 rentals
  • Coral Beach: 242 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aran Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Want a break from the average? Off to the Aran Islands then!

Easily visible from Ireland's mainland, the rocky Aran Islands rise hauntingly out of the water and beckon visitors who want peace, quiet, and a little mystery in their lives. Your Aran Islands vacation rental will be on 1 of 3 windswept locales: Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer. There are about 1,000 inhabitants on the islands, and most live traditionally in stone cottages with pony-drawn wagons to help them get around. That leaves lots of room for historic ruins, rocky beaches, and vast fields of green that are dotted with wildflowers in spring and summer.

Run wild or take it slow in an untouched Irish wilderness

The Aran Islands are isolated, quiet, and though popular, still give you the feeling that you're the first genius to discover them. The most natural thing to do once you get to your Aran Islands vacation rental is go exploring. Guided tours can take you to significant historic sites, and many include stops at the stunning Cliffs of Moher on the mainland. You can go hunting for one of the few sandy beaches that hide in coves around the northern shores, or relax over a simple lunch in the village or a hearty pint in the pub.

Indulge a maritime fantasy of castles, forts, and shipwrecks

Ever want to feel younger than you are? You'll enjoy comparing yourself to the historic places near your Aran Islands vacation rental. Dun Aengus is a fort on the largest island, Inishmore, and thought to be 2,000 years old. It consists of dramatic drystone walls arranged in concentric circles and bordered by sheer cliffs. The smallest island, Inisheer, is nothing to sneeze at. It's home to O'Brien's Castle, built in the 14th century, and the Plassy shipwreck. The Plassy was thrown onto shore in 1960 and is still largely intact. Its cargo of whiskey, sadly, was lost.

Something has to make the country green (hint: it's rain)

Ireland is known for chilly winters and lots of rain, but your Aran Islands vacation rental will be in an unusually temperate zone. Average temperatures range from the high 50s in July and August to the 40s in January. You'd be crazy to leave your umbrella at home, but if you travel in late May, when skies are sunniest, you might not have to get too wet. The islands are most popular in summer, and you can avoid crowds and find lower prices in winter. Boats don't travel to the islands in rough weather, though, so check local forecasts.

Stark cliffs made friendly by feathered friends

The Aran Islands' jagged, grassy cliffs support a wide variety of arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants thanks to the rare combination of limestone bedrock, shallow topsoil, and temperate weather. Crevices in the rock provide shelter for shrubs, evergreens shoot up from fields of gravel, and wildflowers flourish on grassy meadows. Purple gentian, orchids, cowslips, and oxalis bloom in spring. Seabirds, pheasants, and swallows provide entertainment for bird lovers, and they aren't the only winged creatures to enjoy: imagine butterflies flashing orange, yellow, and purple as they ride the wind.