Waterford's Visitor Attractions
Keeping everyone happy is never an easy achivement, rest assured Waterford is home to some of the best visitor attractions in all of Ireland, from crafts to vikings, you’re sure to find something to please everyone. Enjoy them all during your stay at the Viking Hotel.
House of Waterford Crystal
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
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
Only a 7-minute 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.
Comprised of approximately 70 acres of intensively planted woodland, a four acre walled garden and 16 kilometres of walkways. 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.
Known as ‘The People’s Theatre’, the Theatre Royal is a 220 years old Victorian theatre that is a premier venue for arts and music in the South-East of Ireland. Productions of local and international companies perform regularly and the theatre hosts the annual Waterford International Festival of Light Opera each spring.
Shopping in Waterford
Waterford is a prime destination for shoppers with an eclectic mix of independent stores and boutiques that has something to suit anyone’s taste in fashion. Along with many shops located off Waterford’s streets, there are two shopping centres in the city, Georges Court Shopping Centre and City Square Shopping Centre.