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Waterford

Drive over to Ireland’s Ancient East and stir your soul from only £89 single car + driver.


Welcome to Waterford

The atmosphere in Waterford is more small town than big city, but you’ll find lots to do in this mini medieval metropolis in Ireland’s Ancient East. Explore the Viking Triangle of museums, see beautiful cut glass at the House of Waterford Crystal or take a walk along the historic quay.

Viking Triangle

Founded by Vikings, Waterford’s history is covered in the Viking Triangle of museums, which contains the Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace and Reginald’s Tower.

Waterford Medieval Museum

The Medieval Museum is located in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland. This striking building reveals the story of Waterford through the Middle Ages and you will be wowed as you venture underneath the new building into centuries old vaults.

Waterford Crystal

Marvel at molten crystal moulded and carved into gleaming glass treasures at the House of Waterford Crystal. Created by George and William Penrose in 1783, the company’s aim was to craft intricate glass ornaments as fine as any seen in Europe. Take a look at the shop before you leave, and you’ll be left in no doubt that they did just that.

Curraghmore House & Gardens

A short drive out of the city will take you to Curraghmore House and Gardens, an opulent mansion where the 9th Marquis of Waterford lived. In these formal grounds you’ll also find Ireland’s oldest bridge, built in 1205 for a much-anticipated visit from England’s King John – who never came.