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Discover a Viking heritage and a culture of music, art and traditional glass blowing in this quaint town in the south of Ireland.

The oldest city in the Republic of Ireland, Waterford is a scenic waterfront town with an intriguing history and contemporary culture. Located on the banks of the River Suir and near the south coast of Ireland, Waterford was once an important port city due to its proximity to England. Today visitors come here for traditional Irish charm and a change of pace from the larger cities in Ireland.  Waterford is home to fascinating architecture and is known as a former Viking settlement.

The city enjoys a mild climate, free of extreme temperatures and with the least rain in the country. Whatever the weather may be when you visit, you will find plenty to do with the countless intriguing indoor activities Waterford offers.

Waterford’s attractions focus on history, arts, music and culture. The city is famous for its glass producers, with the Waterford Crystal Company one of the largest exporters in the town. Visit the factory to watch glass smiths blowing the material by hand, an intriguing form of traditional craft.

Visit the cultural venues downtown, including the Garter Lane Arts Center, the Waterford Municipal Art Gallery and the Theatre Royal. The Waterford Museum of Treasures is a great place to see historic Viking artifacts. Don’t miss the 13th-century circular Reginald’s Tower, Waterford’s famous landmark full of archaeological treasures.

In the summer months Waterford hosts a number of arts and music festivals that attract people from all over Ireland. See if you can time your visit with the Waterford Music Fest or Waterford International Music Festival.

In Waterford most attractions can be visited on foot. Base yourself downtown to be close to the nightlife and museums. Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine or meet the locals at an Irish pub in the John Street entertainment precinct.

A bus service runs throughout the city and intercity trains leave regularly from the central station. Waterford can also be reached by air, with the Waterford Airport just 5 miles (9 kilometers) from the center of town.


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Viking Hotel Waterford €50
Viking Hotel Waterford

Viking Hotel Waterford

Cork Road, Waterford
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 400 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Waterford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waterford Crystal Factory, House of Waterford Crystal and Waterford Treasures Museum. Waterford Golf Club and Tramore Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Waterford Marina Hotel €45
    Waterford Marina Hotel

    Waterford Marina Hotel

    Canada Street, Waterford
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 811 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Waterford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of House of Waterford Crystal, Bishop's Palace and Christ Church Cathedral. Medieval Museum is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. Waterford Station is 22 minutes by foot.

      Fitzwilton Hotel €59
      Fitzwilton Hotel

      Fitzwilton Hotel

      Bridge Street, Waterford
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 538 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Waterford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Garter Lane Arts Centre and House of Waterford Crystal. Waterford Treasures Museum and St. Patrick's Church are also within 10 minutes. Waterford Station is only a 4-minute walk.

        Dooleys Hotel Waterford City €63
        Dooleys Hotel Waterford City

        Dooleys Hotel Waterford City

        The Quay, Waterford
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 300 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Waterford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Waterford Treasures Museum and House of Waterford Crystal. Garter Lane Arts Centre and Reginald's Tower are also within 5 minutes. Waterford Station is 7 minutes by foot.

          Waterford Castle €137
          Waterford Castle

          Waterford Castle

          The Island, Waterford
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 252 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Waterford hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Waterford Regional Hospital and House of Waterford Crystal. Waterford Municipal Golf Course and Bishop's Palace are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Park Hotel €83
            Park Hotel

            Park Hotel

            Shandon, Dungarvan
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 134 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              This family-friendly Dungarvan hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of King John's Castle and Dungarvan Golf Club. Copper Coast Geopark is 9 mi (14.4 km) away.

              The Granville Hotel €91
              The Granville Hotel

              The Granville Hotel

              Meagher Quay, Waterford
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 198 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Waterford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reginald's Tower and House of Waterford Crystal. Holy Trinity Cathedral and Waterford Treasures Museum are also within 5 minutes. Waterford Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                Faithlegg Hotel €101
                Faithlegg Hotel

                Faithlegg Hotel

                Faithlegg, Faithlegg
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 104 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Faithlegg hotel is located near the airport, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Faithlegg Golf Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Woodstown Beach and House of Waterford Crystal. Waterford Municipal Golf Course and Ballyhack Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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