Things to see and do - Waterford
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Waterford Travel guide
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Waterford, a large industrial seaport, dominates the south bank of the Suir upstream from its confluence with the River Barrow in Waterford Harbour. Famous for its crystal, the town's economic prosperity has been based largely on glassware since the fifties, when the industry was revived. Danish Vikings founded Vadrefjord Colony here in 853. Under their rule, Waterford became the second Anglo-Norman town in Ireland, after Dublin.
Tourist attractions Waterford : Things to see and do
Brown's Lane IRL - Waterford
The watchtower (10m high) surveys a well- preserved section of these extensive walls. As well as 13C Norman extensions,. there are also traces of 9C and 10C Danish walls, especially the sallyports in Reginald's Bar near Reginald Tower.
The Mall IRL - Waterford
This building houses an exhibition of Viking and medieval finds from local excavations. There are coins, leather-work, woven clothing, pottery, bone needles and wooden bowls and spoons, as well as the plan of a Viking house. The city charters and reg..
Cathedral Sq. IRL - Waterford
During the construction of the shopping centre, 12 layers of housing, resting on Viking foundations, were discovered. Stones mark the location of St. Peter's Church (12C), earliest example of an apsed church in Ireland. The mural depicts the area in ..
Tramore IRL - Tramore
The Majestic Hotel is just a 1-minute walk from the golden sands of Tramore Beach. It boasts a fine restaurant overlooking Tramore Bay, comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms at the Majestic feature shower rooms with hairdryers. Rooms also i..
Cork Road IRL - Waterford .
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Offering spacious rooms, free parking, and hearty Irish breakfasts, Ramada Viking Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Waterford city centre. It features free Wi-Fi, and daily carvery lunches. Each bright room at Ramada Viking Hotel has satelli..
Main Street IRL - Tramore
Prix Prices from : 50 €
First opened in 1790, Grand Hotel now offers good food, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Waterford city centre is 10 km away. With panoramic sea views, The Doneraile Restaurant features a traditional menu and friendly staff. Duffy’s Bar hosts re..
20 The Mall IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
Established restaurant by the Waterford Crystal factory, that has many repeat customers. Cosy lounge, boldly papered dining rooms and a funky bar. Classic Italian cooking with delicious antipasti, superb ravioli and tasty homemade gelato.
Christendom, Ferrybank IRL - Port Láirge
Conservatory-style hotel restaurant looking out over gardens and the river to the city. Light lunches and more elaborate dinners. Be sure to save room for one of their puddings - the Guinness crème brûlée is a must. Live piano at weekends.
Bridge St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
The Island, Ballinakill IRL - Port Láirge
Beautiful oak wood panelled hotel dining room, featuring an ornate ceiling and a delightful hand-carved fireplace. Classically based menus feature bold flavours and name-check local producers. Formal service and live piano accompaniment.
Nire Valley IRL - Ballymacarbry
2 George's St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
Characterful, candlelit restaurant in the vaulted cellars of a fine Georgian house; start with an aperitif in the stone-floored bar. The French chefs offer a bewildering array of classic Gallic dishes, which include daily market specials.