"Waterford - The crystal city" Top 5 Page for this destination Waterford by HORSCHECK

Waterford Travel Guide: 169 reviews and 420 photos

I spent a few days in and around Waterford during my Ireland trip in september 2001. Waterford is located at the river Suir and it is famous for its glass factory. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland's oldest city.

The city has a medieval atmosphere, because it has the best remaining city walls in the Republic of Ireland. Plenty of old buildings are worth a visit (e.g. Reginalds Tower, French Church).

Waterford is the ideal base for daytrips by bus to the lovely fishing harbour of Dunmore East and the seaside resort of Tramore.

"Never bang on about how wonderful some unspoiled place is, because next time you go there, you won´t be able to get in."
--- Third Rule of Travel by Pete McCarthy ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Perfect base to explore the coastline around Waterford.
  • Cons:Weather might be grey and wet, but can change quickly.
  • In a nutshell:Nice small and lively city with plenty to do and see.
  • Last visit to Waterford: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated May 23, 2003
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Waterford looks like a lovely place to spend a day or two. Thanks for the great info. & photos!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Holger! Thanks for your interesting description! Never been to Ireland....Some day...

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    This is a place in Ireland I have not heard about before! It looks beautiful.

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    Great photos - love those little coves and seaside places! Gillybob greetings

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    had another look at your page - thanks for sharing xxxx

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Medievel walls and ruins, sheltered Coves with little fishermen's Boats, sounds delightful, thanks for sharing!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I have heard of Waterford crystal and the town itself sure is interesting. Enjoyed the off the beaten path tips too, so, lots to see and do here.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Another excellent page, Holger! Ireland is probably going to be my next European adventure. Before I go, I will try to read the book "Round Ireland With a Fridge". Cheers, Bill PS - Thanks for visiting my new Liège page!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2008 at 1:38 AM

    Nice choice of books to take with you and a drop of the black stuff always goes down well.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 1:49 PM

    Present me a good cold Guinness and you will make my day.


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