Surrender to serenity enjoy a relaxing Winter Break in Mayo
With bracing walks, dramatic scenery, coastal paths and not a tourist in view, visiting Co Mayo is more enjoyable at this time of year.
The weather in the west of Ireland is never too cold to enjoy the scenery and all it has to offer. You can wrap up warm and head out to enjoy the clear crisp air with beautiful blue skies, this often mean you get to experience nature at it’s most impressive. This also means that activities such as golf, horse riding, walking, hiking or fishing can all be enjoyed in the winter, as well as all the Wild Atlantic way has to offer, including watching huge Atlantic storms safely from prestine beaches.
Killadangan near Westport, members of the Mayo Historical & Archaeological Society have discovered that a stone-row, situated inside an ancient enclosure on a salt-marsh, has an NE-SW orientation, and actually lines up with a niche in the hills where the sun appears to set on December 21st, a most significant date in the ancient world. Observations have been carried out over a number of years and these have revealed that the sun sets at that particular datum at 1.50pm on the afternoon of the winter solstice.
Winter breaks are full of relaxed evenings, fresh mornings and crisp walks, with great things to do and local food to savour. It's a season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new adventures. Co Mayo has it all.
International Dark Sky Park
Mayo is now home to Ireland’s first International Dark Sky Park, showcasing some of the darkest, most pristine skies in the world. Nestled between the remote Nephin Mountain Range and the unspoiled Atlantic coastline, the Dark Sky Park extends across an area of 150km2. Its borders encompass both Ballycroy National Park and Wild Nephin.
There’s so much you can discover by looking up at the night skies. On a clear night here in Mayo, you can see over 4,500 twinkling stars, along with other planets in our solar system, The Milky Way and even meteor showers all with the naked eye. Where the darkest skies reveal the brightest stars
Upgrade your stay to one of our executive newly refurbished bedrooms. Elegantly and stylishly designed combining soft muted tones and sophisticated colour palettes with King sized beds and pillow top mattresses. Each boasts a 52-inch SMART LED TV, coffee machine with a selection of coffee pods, soft mellow lighting, monsoon power showers, complimentary toiletries and complimentary high-speed wi-fi.
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Great mini break in Mayo - Tripadvisor
"I am just back from a mini break in this hotel. I cannot recommend it enough. We had a family room as it was me, my mam & 2 children. The family rooms are so spacious consisting of a double bed a single bed and 2 small children's beds. The hotel caters for everyone. There was a fantastic kids club, a fabulous leisure centre and located in a great location to explore Mayo & the west. It is 10 minutes from Knock which was great as we were visiting it as well. The breakfast was exceptional with great choice and if you are room only very reasonably priced. The staff was so so friendly and courteous everywhere we went. If you want a trip to Mayo / Knock here is the place. I will be back."