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Waterford Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


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.

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Tourist attractions Waterford : Things to see and do

  • Wateford Crystal Recommended Recommended

    The Mall IRL - Waterford

    The famous Waterford glassworks were founded in 1783. They are now the world's largest crystal factory. Visitors can appreciate the different stages of glass-making, beginning with molten glass casting and concluding with delicate polishing. A collec..

  • Waterford Treasures Interesting

    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..

  • Medieval Museum Interesting

    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 ..

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Hotels Waterford

  • Waterford Viking Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Cork Road IRL - Waterford .

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    Offering spacious rooms, free parking, and hearty Irish breakfasts, Waterford Viking Hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from Waterford city centre. It features free Wi-Fi, and daily carvery lunches. Each bright room at the Viking Hotel has satelli..

  • Woodlands Hotel & Leisure Centre

    Dunmore Road IRL - Waterford .

    A haven of relaxation, this contemporary hotel and leisure centre is located on the outskirts of Waterford city centre and just 15 minutes away from Waterford Airport. Renowned for its warm welcome, the Woodlands Hotel boasts the ideal destination f..

  • Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Dunmore East Road, Faithlegg IRL - Waterford .

    Prix Prices from : 85 €

    Faithlegg House Hotel is located on the River Suir Estuary, 5 miles from Waterford Airport. It has a leisure club with pool, spa bath and gym, an award-winning restaurant and rooms with countryside views. The Spacious rooms at Faithlegg House Hotel ..

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Restaurants Waterford

  • Hanora's Cottage Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Nire Valley IRL - Ballymacarbry

  • La Palma on The Mall Comfortable restaurant 

    20 The Mall IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford

    This established, split-level restaurant is set next to the Waterford Crystal factory and has a cosy lounge and boldly papered dining rooms. Classic Italian menus feature superb antipasti, delicious ravioli and tasty homemade gelato.

  • The Munster Room Very comfortable restaurant 

    The Island, Ballinakill IRL - Waterford

    Beautiful oak wood panelled dining room in a castle hotel, boasting an ornate ceiling and a delightful hand-carved fireplace. Dine on boldly flavoured classic dishes to live piano accompaniment. The menu name-checks local producers.

  • Chez K's Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Bridge St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford

  • La Bohème Comfortable restaurant 

    2 George's St IRL - Waterford

    Characterful candlelit restaurant in the vaulted cellar of a Georgian house. The French chefs offer an array of classic Gallic dishes and daily market specials. For something lighter, try a sharing platter in the stone-floored bar.

  • Dennison's Quite comfortable restaurant 

    The Forum, The Glen IRL - Waterford

    This spacious restaurant is located in a former cinema and comes with a big bar and a pleasant contemporary style. Unfussy, traditional dishes and salads are followed by a good value seasonal menu and a modern à la carte at dinner.

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