Readers of Condé Nast Traveller vote Galway as Top 10 global city to visit

Galway is one of the world’s Top 10 cities to visit and Ashford Castle is one of the Top 10 resorts in Europe, according to readers of Condé Nast Traveller.

The US travel bible announced the winners of its Readers’ Choice Travel Awards for 2021, ranking the “world’s best” hotels, cities, countries and more. 

The awards see Ireland ranked in the Top 15 countries to visit in the world and the responses of over 800,000 readers ranked the following hotels in the Top 10. You’ll recognise many of them from our clients’ favourite Emerald Isle itineraries.

  1. The Marker Hotel, Dublin
  2. Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal
  3. Ballyfin, Co. Laois
  4. Conrad Dublin
  5. Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry
  6. The Morrison Hotel, Dublin
  7. Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare
  8. The Merrion, Dublin
  9. The Westbury, Dublin
  10. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway

“As restrictions ease, it is clear that our readers have spent much of the last year and a half dreaming about travel and planning future adventures,” said Divia Thani, Global Editorial Director.

He added that the diversity of winners represents “a desire to get back out into the world and experience the best of what the travel industry has to offer.”

Largely voted on by US-based readers, Condé Nast’s categories and winners tend to reflect the ways its voters travel and the places they visit.

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