Winterval in Waterford


Winterval has really put Waterford on the map as a destination over the festive period. Winterval runs from Saturday 17th November until Sunday 23rd of December this year with loads to see and do for all the family! The festival kicks off in JR Square with the turning on of the Christmas lights and is always a fantastic day with Santa arriving ready to meet all the children. This year music will be provided by Brass & Co. It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment. Kids ca...

Reginald’s Tower near Viking Hotel Waterford


Being the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford has quite a bit of history attached to it. There are three fantastic museums in the city that capture the essence of the area's fascinating history. These museums are Reginald’s Tower, Bishop's Palace and the Medieval Museum which together comprise the so-called ‘Viking Triangle’. If taking a trip to Waterford these museums are well worth a visit. Reginald’s Tower

Coffee shop stir


No 9 CAFÉ This café is based on Barronstrand Street in the centre of Waterford City. This café offers a bright and modern space with loads of choice for lunch such as soups, salads, sandwiches & burgers and won’t make a huge dent in your pocket either! See their facebook page for more. The Granary Café Located in a quayside granary that was built in 1870 on Hanover Street in Waterford. Open Daily; this Café boasts 7 McKenna Guide Awards and promises...

Viking Hotel Waterford Hook Lighthouse day trip


Waterford itself has a lot of local attractions to enjoy but what if you want to see just a little bit further afield? Luckily Waterford is a great starting point to see the many attractions that Ireland has to offer. Here are our top picks of the best day trips to do from Waterford city. 



Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny Castle is a 12th-centu...

Viking Hotel Waterford craft beer bars in the city


If you are a fan of gin and craft beers, the new fashionable way to enjoy a tipple – Waterford does not disappoint with plenty of places to go to enjoy a drink. Waterford is home to three notable businesses that are working on distilling high-quality Irish whiskey, craft gins and craft beers.
Waterford Distillery is a state of the art facility not yet open to the public, originally built by Diageo in 2004 and bought by Renegade Spirits in 2014. It was converted to distilling in 2015 u...