Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Swords

Enjoy the history and other features of Swords. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the sporting events, riverfront and golfing. Garden of Remembrance and The Convention Centre Dublin are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Swords

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Swords a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Guinness Storehouse (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Dublin Zoo (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Swords Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • The Wright Venue (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Corrstown Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Donabate Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Swords

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Swords is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Stephen's Green (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • War Memorial Gardens (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • National Botanic Gardens (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Talbot Botanic Gardens (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Malahide Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Donabate Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Swords

Fly into Dublin (DUB), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Swords?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 590 vacation rentals near Swords. From 108 Houses to 446 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Swords for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Swords?

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

  • City Centre Dublin: 493 vacation rentals
  • Grand Canal Dock: 305 vacation rentals
  • Dublin Southside: 558 vacation rentals
  • Temple Bar: 228 vacation rentals
  • Ballsbridge: 179 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Swords?

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

  • Swords Castle: 724 vacation rentals
  • Swords Golf Club: 739 vacation rentals
  • Pavilions Shopping Centre: 724 vacation rentals
  • The Wright Venue: 716 vacation rentals
  • Swords Open Golf Course: 723 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swords listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Swords?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 108 Houses in Swords. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Swords include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 446 rentals available
  • Cabins: 13 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Swords?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Swords. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.