Bishops Palace Viking Triangle Waterford City 2048x1024

Things to Do in Waterford

Explore the Viking City of Waterford located in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The cobbled streets of the city are dotted with trendy bars, designer stores, and delightful boutiques.

Waterford city is the country’s oldest city. It was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D. and parts of its ancient walled core remain. Within Reginald’s Tower, a circa-1003 fortification, the Waterford Museum of Treasures displays local archaeological finds. Famed glass manufacturer Waterford Crystal began here in 1783. Today the company’s facility near the historic district offers factory tours.

Where better to explore the joys of Irelands Ancient East than in the oldest city in Ireland that is Waterford. Take a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East and visit places filled with quirky and memorable experiences. With the maps as your guide and itineraries as your inspiration, discover a region of legends and stories, from ancient times to modern day – a place brimming with culture, attractions, festivals and fun. Your adventure through Ireland’s Ancient East awaits!

Greenway railway track 1 420x400

Waterford's Greenway

The Fitzwilton Hotel is the perfect choice when looking for a Hotel close to Waterford's Greenway. We also have secure bike storage facilities available!

Paddle Board

Dunmore East SUP & Yoga Centre

Standup Paddleboarding is fast becoming a popular sport and pastime. It offers a complete workout for the mind, body and soul while being immersed into the amazing coastline of Dunmore East.

Bishops Palace Viking Triangle Waterford City 2048x1024


Enjoy Waterford with one of our Sample Itineraries.

The Vee Waterford 420x400

Activities in Waterford Ireland

The 4 star Fitzwilton Hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Waterford city centre. Waterford is probably best known as the home of crystal in Ireland but it is also referred to as the capital of the “Sunny South East” region of Ireland and the city county is home to a host of activities and attractions

Reginalds Tower Waterford 420x400

Waterford Visitor Attractions

Reginald’s Tower is Waterford’s landmark monument and Ireland’s oldest civic building. Waterford enjoys a wealth of engaging visitor attractions including Waterford Crystal to the Viking Triangle.

Tramore GC 420x400

Golf in Waterford

Whether you are a low handicapper or just enjoy the craic with your golf buddies, Waterford has golf courses to suit you. From championship courses to courses with spectacular sea views.


Festivals & Events in Waterford

Waterford is home to a feast of festivals throughout the year including: Spraoi Street Festival – “The Biggest Street Carnival in Ireland", Horse Racing, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Festival of the Sea, World Oceans Festival, Maritime Festival, South East Gardens Festival, Waterford Viking Marathon

Waterford City Walking Tour 420x400

Historical Walking Tours of Waterford

These tours, which run twice a day and last for an hour each, are a terrific way to see the city. The walks guide you through the 1100 year old history of Waterford

John Roberts Square Waterford 420x400

Shopping in Waterford City

What is a break without some retail therapy? Waterford’s main shopping area is located a mere 5 minute stroll from the Fitzwilton Hotel.

Theatre 603076 1920 420x400

Theatres in Waterford

There is so much to do and see in Waterford City, including great plays and musicals in either the Theatre Royal Waterford or the Forum Theatre.