It would be a shame to visit the traditional home of the Vikings without learning more about them. The Viking Triangle is an area of the city centre packed with the history and heritage of these ghastly invaders and what happened when they arrived in Ireland in 914AD. The Viking Triangle is on the south bank of the River Suir and there is plenty of opportunity to explore and learn. You can visit Reginald’s Tower, The Medieval Museum, Viking Sword and Longboat and the Viking House here. You could also visit Bishops Palace and the magnificent home of Waterford Crystal in the same area. It’s a must-do when you visit Waterford.
Walks in Waterford
From the mighty Waterford Greenway and the scenery-packed Copper Coast with hikes, walks, beaches and more, there are so many places to visit in Waterford to suit all types of visitors. Whether you like a short stroll or a long hike, throw on your rain gear, get outside and explore the best of Waterford Great Outdoors. Walk or cycle Waterford Greenway or learn more about many other hikes in a previous blog of ours. You can also visit the nearby Tramore Beach, but don’t expect to sunbathe in autumn! Here are some great walks in Waterford county for you to check out.
- The Mahon Falls Walk
- The Coumshingaun Loop Walk
- The Ardmore Cliff Walk
- The Ballysaggartmore Towers Walk
- Lismore Castle Gardens
Explore the City Centre
Waterford City Centre is where the action happens. You’ll find great food, lively pubs and the friendliest locals. Explore some of the many local attractions which are all within walking distance – The House of Waterford Crystal, Waterford Viking Triangle, Irish Silver Museum, Irish Museum of Time, the Viking Longboat, Reginald’s Tower, King of the Vikings and the Medieval Museum.
The shopping and cultural quarters are less than 5 -minutes from the Viking Triangle and you’ll find hours of entertainment there. The city is packed with pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, each offering something a little different. You’ll meet people from all walks of life in our pubs from settled locals to enthusiastic tourists from all around the world.
Shopping is an experience in Waterford too. We put a big emphasis on local and independent businesses but have a mix of brand names and local suppliers. You’ll find gifts, clothing, footwear, accessories and so much more in the city. There are plenty of vintage and second-hand shops so if you look hard enough, you’re sure to find a bargain.
Explore and Adventure Package in Viking Hotel Waterford
If you’re planning a trip to Waterford this Autumn, don’t book anything until you’ve checked out Viking Hotel’s special offers. Our luxurious, comfortable hotel is located on the outskirt of the city, ideal for business or leisure with a guaranteed great night’s sleep. Our Explore and Adventure Package in Viking Hotel Waterford has something for everyone including:
- Full Irish Breakfast, buffet-style. Perfect to fuel up for a long day
- Main course in The Wooden Pestle restaurant at a time of your choosing
- Packed lunch for you to enjoy along the Greenway or in the city
- Complimentary drink upon arrival
- Secure on-site bike storage, complimentary if you bring your bike
- Complimentary car parking for all guests
- Free cancellation up to 4pm on the day prior to arrival
This special offer is only available when you book directly on our website and not via any third parties. Contact us for our lowest rates and last-minute availability. We look forward to welcoming you to Waterford this Autumn.