Considered one of the newer tourist destinations, the simple town of Clifden in Ireland's Clifden Bay lies between the area's preserved boglands, magnetic backdrop of the 12 Ben Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean. Referred to as "the stepping stones", it offers excellent shopping in nearby Galway plus the town itself having a reputation for being the "Gourmet Capital" of the country with a wide variety of restaurants and dining choices. Sight-seeing includes the 1815 Clifden Castle by John d'Arcy, the romantic Connemara, an arts festival in the last week of September, and the annual Connemara Pony Show on the third Thursday in August.
Even though the area's last train left in 1935, the area still has excellent restaurants, sightseeing opportunities, and Clifden hotels. EasyToBook.com is able to not only save money in quality hotels in Clifden, but offers Clifden cheap hotels and discount hotels. Clifden maintains a small town quality with a big city atmosphere, offering the best of both worlds.