Whether it’s outdoor adventure you’re after, or culturally rich experiences, Waterford has lots in store for every kind of explorer seeking an exciting escape. Get back out there and discover what awaits in Waterford on a short break.
Explore the Crystal City
Spend a day in Waterford City where you’ll delve into Ireland's Viking roots, try a local delicacy and explore the heritage of the world-famous Waterford Crystal.
The Viking Triangle
Waterford City's Viking Triangle is the heritage quarter of the city; its narrow streets filled with cultural experiences. Visit the Waterford Treasures
of Bishop's Palace, the Medieval Museum and Reginald's Tower to learn all about Ireland’s oldest city. Then take a short stroll to the King of Vikings
virtual reality experience, where you’ll come face to face with the Viking warlords who founded this great city in 914. This attraction is temporarily closed, so check their website or contact them directly for opening information.
While you’re in the Viking Triangle visit The House of Waterford Crystal
and watch as master blowers craft exquisite crystal before your eyes. Take a factory tour of the birthplace of this iconic Irish brand and learn about its historical and contemporary production techniques, direct from the makers themselves.
What to Eat in Waterford City
You can’t visit Waterford without trying it’s famous local delicacy so make time to order a Waterford blaa at the Stage Door Bar at the Theatre Royal
. Unfortunately as the theatre is closed at the moment, you may have to seek this delicious treat out elsewhere — but fear not, there are many places to indulge in blaas all over the city.
Beyond Waterford City
Just outside Waterford City you’ll find the the stunning Mount Congreve Gardens. Described as one of ‘the great gardens of the world’, spend a zen morning exploring the 30 hectares of colourful, plants and shrubs and stop for a coffee in the pretty café.