4 great things to do in Waterford with 2 nights B&B from only €230
Waterford County is a place of varied scenery with diverse attractions, set against the dramatic backdrop of the mountains and lakes of the Comeragh Range. Waterford City is distinguished as the oldest city in Ireland, with origins that date back to Viking times and monuments that have stood in its streets for more than a thousand years.
Nowhere will the people find a wider variety of things to do and see than in Waterford. Soak up the sunshine, splash in crystal clear waters, explore ancient castles and abbeys, play on the golden stretches of beach and get busy with a wealth of watersports and adventure activities.
Things to do
1.Heritage & Culture
Visit Waterford City with an historic Viking heart, full of excitement and colour meeting you on just about every street corner. An interesting attraction in Waterford City is the Waterford Treasures Exhibition, a multi-tiered facility that uses displays of artifacts and other media tools to authentically reproduce the history of the region from the beginnings of recorded history during the Viking Era to the present day.
True antiquity of Waterford can also be found on the quay at Waterford City, where the thousand year old Reginald’s Tower stands guard.
2.Curragmore House & Gardens
Situated in Portlaw, the beautiful Curraghmore House has been the home of the Marquis of Waterford and his ancestors since 1170. The House has an exceptional interior and is set in magnificent grounds which incorporate an outstanding Arboretum, a grotto (made entirely of shells) and bridge over the River Clodagh.
3. Walking in County Waterford
Whether you want to join a group or would rather discover something a bit special on you own, it is all here. Walking at your own pace whether beside the sea, alongside rivers or through forests and mountains you are free to savour the special charms of this splendid corner of Ireland. A craggy coastline and gentle coastal countryside gives way to rolling hills and towering mountains all crisscrossed by 'way marked ways' walking routes which link many towns and villages.
Whichever route you choose, you will get a sense of the splendid isolation on the quite roads, rugged tracks, or a gentle pathway. You will have a chance to encounter the best of the scenery this area has to offer.
You are within easy access to the South East’s top courses.
Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Dooley’s Hotel is situated in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, overlooking the River Suir. The three-star, family run hotel offers guests modern and contemporary conveniences and comforts with a warm welcome and traditional Irish hospitality. With over 70 years of exceptional service, the hotel offers modern amenities combined with traditional values and charm.
The Dry Dock Bar offers an extensive casual dining menu and The New Ship Restaurant prides itself on its range of delicious dishes produced from locally sourced produce and an extensive wine list. Located close to Waterford Bus Station and just 5 minutes’ walk from Waterford Train Station, Dooley’s Hotel is easily accessible.
Midweek B&B Getaway from only €230
Why wait for the weekend? Enjoy a 2 night midweek B&B break and take advantage of our city-centre location to treat yourself to some shopping and a night out in the nearby bars and restaurants.
Waterford Images: ©Waterford Museum of Treasures | Courtesy Waterford Museum of Treasures