Swords offers a warm and inviting welcome to anyone who comes to visit. A fast-growing, attractive town, with excellent transport connections and amenities, there is ample accommodation here to suit every need and budget, from boutique guesthouses right in the centre to cheap hotels on the southern fringe within waving distance of Dublin Airport.
While Swords is situated in greenbelt land, much of this is given over to agriculture, and you need to travel a bit further out for the best views of the countryside. There are numerous hotel properties and bed and breakfasts on the outskirts which offer great value as well as giving you immediate access to the beautiful area around Swords.
Swords has a thriving nightlife scene, with many highly-regarded restaurants to discover, offering everything from traditional Irish cuisine to Indian, Chinese and Italian. Attractive parks, sites of historic significance, and several large retail developments, give plenty of reasons to stay somewhere central. If you want to have breakfast included with your room, need disabled access, or free wifi to enable you to work and connect with family and friends during your holiday, then you won’t be disappointed. Many accommodation providers are also happy to invite pets, which will come in handy if you’re attending any of the major dog events at the nearby National Show Centre, while free car parking is also common.
Among the many reasons to visit Swords is that there are several superb golf courses and driving ranges in the area. If the thought of indulging in a round before lunch appeals, then you’ll find a hotel close by. Several Swords hotels also have luxurious spa facilities for a spot of pampering. The delightful Irish countryside is never more than a short drive away, especially when you’re staying out of town, so book a room with a view if you can.
Swords makes for a wonderful family holiday destination. The town has acres of parkland with picnic spots, wildlife habitats and playgrounds. During the summer months there are several fun agricultural shows with a lot going on for kids. At Newbridge House, just a few miles down the road, there is a great adventure playground for them to enjoy as well. You won’t find it difficult to find accommodation for your family, with shared rooms, travel cots, child-friendly menus and sometimes swimming pools on-site.
If you’re travelling to Swords on business then the town’s proximity to Dublin and its airport will no doubt be of substantial benefit. Many Swords hotels have useful business facilities such as meeting rooms for hire or technology suites, not to mention wake-up calls, or transfers to and from the airport. It can make financial sense not to stay in Dublin itself, especially when you consider that the travel time from Swords is only between 10 and 15 minutes.