From city life to its stunning coastline, the southeast Irish city of Waterford has plenty to offer its array of visitors from all over the world. By basing yourself at the Waterford Travelodge, you have access to all of the delights that both the city and its outskirts have, and there are plenty.
As the oldest city in Ireland, it’s no wonder that Waterford has its share of history and culture, while also providing tourists and locals alike ample modern amenities, including some stunning restaurants, boutiques and pubs to immerse yourself in.
Copper Coast Geopark
Situated between Tramore and Dungarven, the Copper Coast European Geopark is home to 25km (approx. 15.5 miles) of breathtaking coastline, which would be the perfect place to start an exploration of your trip of the southeast coast.
Waterford Museum of Treasures
Located at the Granary, the Waterford Museum of Treasures is home to some beautiful antiquities and rare artifacts that, with the help of state-of-the-art technologies, are brought to life with interactive and audio-visual elements so that visitors can truly appreciate the exhibits in all their glory.
Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
This center is probably one of the most famous attractions of Waterford, and includes a brand new complex that is home to the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world as well as a retail store where you can purchase your own piece of crystal.
Home to a rather varied expanse of landscape, the Comeragh Mountains are perfect for the adventurous type. Whether walking and hiking is your forte or you have access to a mountain bike, the vistas and panoramas that are waiting are simply incredible.
The Viking Quarter
It’s no secret that Waterford is awash with history dating back to the Viking times. In fact, you can enjoy over 1,000 years of history – from Vikings to Victorians – within just a few paces. Take a walking tour of the area if you would like to take in as much as possible, stopping by sights such as Reginald’s Tower, Greyfriars, and Bishops Palace.
Visit Waterford this autumn and you’ll be able to flawlessly mix medieval and modern attractions to achieve an unforgettable, well-rounded break.
Photography Credits: The Library of Congress, c. 1890-1900 // Guest post by Catherine Lavinia in coordination with Travelodge Ireland. Thanks so much for contributing to Of Revolt, Catherine!