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Top 15 Attractions and Things to Do in Waterford, Ireland

Manali Oak Jul 21, 2021
House of Waterford Crystal
Explore over 200 years of crystal making history at the House of Waterford Crystal, located at the center of the Viking Triangle. A guided tour of the factory will let you see the tools and techniques used in crystal making.
Viking Triangle
A part of the culture and heritage area of Waterford City, the Viking Triangle houses some of Waterford's most famous sites such as the Reginald's Tower, Waterford Crystal factory, and the Medieval Museum. A visit here is among the best things to do in Waterford, Ireland.
King of the Vikings
This is the world's first virtual reality viking experience. Wear a VR headset and go back in time to when Waterford was settled by Vikings. An amazing thing to do when in Waterford!
Mount Congreve
Designed by architect John Roberts, it is an 18th-century Georgian estate and mansion, located in the Kilmeaden village. Stretched over an area of about 70 acres, it has lawns, walking paths and a walled garden.
The main points of interest include the Chinese Pagoda, the Classical Temple, Rock Waterfall, Georgian Glasshouse and the Main House.
Medieval Museum
A part of the Waterford Museum of Treasures, it includes the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor's Wine Vault. It also includes the only existing piece of clothing worn by Henry VIII.
Reginald's Tower
It represents medieval urban defence system, is the oldest civic building in Ireland and Ireland's only urban monument to retain a Norse name. One of the 17 towers that encircled Waterford in medieval times, today it houses the Waterford Viking Museum.
Bishop's Palace Museum
Explore Ireland's history from 1700 to the 20th century in this museum as it has exhibits of several Waterford treasures. Enjoy tours with guides dressed in costumes.
Comeragh Mountains
This glaciated mountain range is famous for mountain climbing and hiking and for the Comeragh Mountains Walking Festival that is hosted in October every year.
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
It is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, was designed by John Roberts and is Ireland's oldest cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church. It is among Waterford's top attractions.
Christ Church Cathedral
Located at the site of an 11th century Viking Church, it is designed in the Georgian style by architect John Roberts. This church is described as the finest 18th century ecclesiastical building in Ireland.
Copper Coast Geopark
Evolved over 460 million years, formed by volcanic activity, it includes a 25 km coastline, plains covered with glacial till and bog and cliffs at the sea edge. Known for diverse landforms and a rich cultural heritage, this is the first geopark to be designated.
Curraghmore House and Gardens
Spreading over 2500 acres, this place has formal gardens, grazing fields and woodland. Curraghmore House is the home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford.

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While touring the gardens, you will get to see King John's Bridge, the oldest bridge in Ireland, and overlooking it stands Ireland's tallest tree, a 55m high Sitka Spruce.
Waterford Greenway
Also known as Deise Greenway, this beautiful trail runs 46 km and is popular for walking and hiking.
Suir Valley Railway
Enjoy views of the Suir Valley and panoramic views of river Suir while going along this narrow gauge railway track that stretches for about 10 kms.
Theater Royal
Opened in 1785, having a seating capacity of 430, this Victorian theater is Ireland's oldest continually operating theatre. Across the year, it hosts several events worth attending.

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These were some of the best tourist attractions of Waterford, Ireland. With so many fun things to do here, you should surely think of visiting this city.