The compact city centre is perfect for exploring by foot. Stroll around the medieval city centre and admire the old buildings all around, poke around in small shops, amble through the interesting museums, and enjoy sights such as Reginald's Tower and the Bishop's Palace. Waterford is famous for its dazzling crystal products, and no visit to the city is complete without a trip to the Waterford Crystal Factory. You will see masters at work, learn about the industry, see many completed statues and crafts, and have the opportunity to buy some genuine local gifts should you fancy it.
Nearby places of interest include the cute coastal fishing village of Dunmore East where you can watch the boats bobbing on the waters and sample some local catches, the pretty beach at Ardmore, the harbour at Dungarvon, and the scenic Copper Coast. To get active and admire the surrounding scenery, head out to the Comeragh Mountains, where you can enjoy excellent hiking and also be rewarded with breathtaking views. Discover dramatic crags, rocky outcrops, gorgeous valleys, sparkling lakes, cascading waterfalls, and tiny hidden villages and pubs.
At mealtimes try a blaa, a type of soft bread roll that comes from the area. Don't be surprised if potatoes rank highly on the menu - after all, Ireland is known for its love of them!
Waterford is easy to get to from both Dublin Airport and Cork Airport. Have a look at flights to Dublin and flights to Cork for different options for your Irish adventure! Book your Waterford hotel today and make the most of this lovely part of the Emerald Isle.
Hotels in Waterford start at AU$81 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.