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What's Nearby Viking Hotel

On the Fringe of Waterford City

The Greenway

Get Out There

The Greenway is a spectacular off road trail stretching 46km long. It’s perfect for walks, cycles and outdoor adventures.

Enjoy a journey through time and nature. See beautiful views from one of the great gardens of the world, Mount Congrave, explore Viking settlements, a Norman castle, deserted railway stations, an Ice Age rock with apparent mythical powers, Medieval ruins and a heritage railway train that still runs along part of the track.

Loved by walkers and cyclists alike the Greenway is a much loved site in Waterford by our guests.

Family Attractions

Come and Play

Waterford is a wonderful county to visit with a young family. You won’t struggle to keep the little ones entertained as there is so much to see and do.

The Ancient East

Come and Explore

Waterford is considered Ireland’s oldest city, founded over 1000 years ago by our namesake ‘The Vikings’.

Explore all that Ireland’s ancient east has to see and learn all about our rich history. 

Cycling in waterford

Explore Waterford's Cycling Routes

The Viking Hotel Waterford is in close proximity of the Waterford Greenway as well as many other cycling routes making it the perfect location for a weekend of adventures and cycling.

We have designated bike storage onsite called the ‘Greenway Hub’. The Hub is equipped with bike racks where guests can secure their bikes during their stay.

Golfing in Waterford

Greenfields of the South East

The South East of the country is home to some of the most prestigious golf courses in Ireland. Enjoy courses of all sizes with stunning views during your stay at the Viking Hotel.    



The Whitfield Clinic is a state of the art private hospital, just a few minutes walk from the the Viking Hotel. We aim to make your stay as easy as possible for those attending or who may have family attending the clinic. We offer ground floor rooms and are happy to offer a reduced rate for patients and their family staying at the Viking Hotel.

SETU Arena

Sports and Events

Enjoy all the facilities of the South East Technological University Arena while staying at the Viking Hotel.  The ‘SETU’ Arena is the largest sports, conference and events centre in the South East. If you are attending the SETU for an event we are delighted to welcome you at the Viking Hotel. 

We are also happy to offer a special gym rate to our corporate guests.  


A Must See In Waterford!

One of Waterford’s most popular visitor attractions the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is a must see!

Take the guided tour of the factory and learn all about the Waterford story, from start to finish you can the traditional ways of making Waterford Crystal to the modern methods used today. Why not take a seat in their beautiful Crystal Cafe and enjoy some lunch and of course no tour would be complete without a stop in their lovely crystal retail showroom.

The Viking Triangle

Explore Waterford's Heritage Quarter

The Viking Triangle is Waterford’s cultural and heritage quarter. Meander through the narrow streets as you take in the tranquil atmosphere and explore over a thousand years of history. On your journey through the restored historical area of Waterford City look out for attractions such as Reginald’s Tower, the Medieval Museum and Christchurch Cathedral. If history isn’t all your after why not take part in a Waterford Beer Tour? 

Mount Congreve House & Gardens

One of The Great Gardens Of The World

Only a 7-minutes drive from the Viking Hotel Waterford, in Ireland’s Ancient East, is one of “the great gardens of the World”. Mount Congreve House was home to six generations of Congreves, built in 1760 by the locally celebrated architect John Roberts.

Planted on a slight incline overlooking the River Suir, Mount Congreve’s entire collection consists of over three thousand different trees and shrubs, more than two thousand Rhododendrons, six hundred Camellias, three hundred Acer cultivars, six hundred conifers, two hundred and fifty climbers and fifteen hundred herbaceous plants plus many more tender species contained in the Georgian glasshouse.

Suir Valley Railway

One of the Few Preserved Railways in Ireland

Explore Ireland’s longest arrow-gauge railway. You can learn about the impressive history of the railway while enjoying beautiful views from Waterford’s Suir Valley. To make this experience even more enjoyable, you can take the Sunset Express, enjoying spectacular views over a beautiful sunset.

Walking Trails

Explore Waterford on Foot

The Waterford scenery is an unrivalled experience for those who would rather explore and discover up close.

Find the picturesque countryside of the Portlaw Woods and the Comeragh Mountains or take in the coastal routes of Dunmore East and Tramore. 

2-night stay itinerary

Explore Our Surroundings

Our local experts have put a 3-day itinerary together to help you get the most from your 2-night stay with us in Waterford!


Explore Our Surroundings

Our local experts have put a 4-day itinerary together to help you get the most from your 3-night stay with us in Waterford!