Viking Hotel Blog

News, top tips and things to do in Waterford

The Viking Town of Waterford

  Did you know that Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city? The history of Waterford dates back to the 9th century when it is said that Vikings founded the city we know today. It was subsequently invaded and occupied by Anglo-Norman invaders in the 12th century and...

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Christmas in Waterford

   Waterford comes alive during the festive season. The city is full of busy shoppers, excited children singing Christmas carols and the streets are illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights and decorations. This year sees the return of the fantastic...

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Visit Our Local Waterford Beaches

 During your stay at Viking Hotel Waterford, why not take advantage of the many surrounding beaches and take a dip into the sea! We have some of the best beaches in Ireland, just a short drive away, below are some of our favourites. Tramore beach: Stretches...

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10 Most Instagramable Spots On Your Waterford Road Trip

 During your stay at Viking Hotel Waterford, be sure to take advantage of all the nearby picturesque locations. Perfect for your latest Instagram shots! Check out our top ten locations below.   Durrow Tunnel Durrow Tunnel is located on the 46km walking and...

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer Trip in Ireland

  I think it is safe to say we all look forward to our Summer Holidays every year; this makes it all the more important to make the most out of your Trip. Here are a few things that can help: Pack Smart If you are planning a trip to Ireland have a think about the...

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Planning a Trip to Ireland? Enjoy Our Local Activity Picks

  House of Waterford Crystal Waterford Crystal used to be one of the largest employers in Waterford- the manufacturing of the Crystal has been moved to Slovenia in recent years, however, the House of Waterford Crystal continues to be a favourite of international...

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Guests Are Loving Our Newly Refurbished Hotel

 Following our recent €1 million investment, here are some of the things you can look forward to on your next visit to the Viking Hotel Waterford. Enjoy an exceptionally comfortable relaxing sleep at night We have replaced our beds with King Koil beds; the...

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Planning A Trip To Waterford

If you are thinking of planning a little trip away; Waterford is a good choice! There is loads to see and do over the next couple of months; below are just a few that we have picked: Theatrical shows If you enjoy comedy shows; the Theatre Royal is hosting the popular...

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Ingredients for a successful restaurant

Great design and space The newly refurbished bar and restaurant ‘The Wooden Pestle’ at The Viking Hotel offers a new contemporary but cosy look and feel. Thinking back to when the plans from the design company were unveiled, the excitement among the staff began to...

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Extensive Hotel Refurbishment

It has been a busy year for The Viking Hotel and ending on a high with our new look hotel just around the corner! Our Restaurant and Bar is currently undergoing a massive facelift. A welcome change the colours of the Bar and Restaurant will be contemporary with clean...

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Things to see and do at Winterval Waterford

A winter wonderland 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...

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