Affectionately known as ‘Yeats Country’, set along the Wild Atlantic Way and adorned with sandy, surfable beaches, it’s easy to see why Sligo remains a firm favourite among visitors.
Climb Ben Bulben Mountain
Ben Bulben mountain is Sligo’s main landmark and the county’s answer to Table Mountain in Cape Town. It boasts views of Sligo’s stunning beaches and is the perfect place to take some amazing photographs. Climbing the mountain takes from 4 to 5 hours for the round trip and you can hike with local guides or by yourself. If you’re after something less intense there are marked loop walks at the base of the mountain.
Go surfing at Strandhill
Strandhill is one of the top surfing destinations in Ireland. At the moment, surf schools may be closed but take your board down to this buzzing seaside village and you can enjoy the great waves in the west!
Learn about Yeats, Dracula among other facts on local walks
SligoWalks.ie have a range of great walks around Sligo where you can learn about the local history and natural wonders. Choose from the Keash Hill trail where the remains of Ice Age animals have been found, The Devil’s Chimney route that will lead you up to Ireland’s tallest waterfall, or the historic walking tour of Sligo town where you’ll learn how Bram Stoker was inspired to create Dracula and how WB Yeats spent his time in Sligo.
Top off your trip to Sligo with an overnight stay at the luxurious Clayton Hotel Sligo. With top quality rooms and Sligo’s only White Flag Diamond awarded swimming pool and leisure facilities, you’re sure of a fantastic stay. Discover our range of offers on stay packages and get ready to relax in style.