trips planned today
out of 5
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Waterford

Plan your next trip here

Top attractions in Waterford

Specialty Museum
Artifacts found at Waterford share their story at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. A costumed re-enactor leads you through the display ga
Tickets from $12
Architectural Building
Bishop's Palace , Waterford
A fine example of 18th-century architecture and the visionary work of Richard Castles, Bishop's Palace features a museum depicting the histor
Tours from $12
Civic Center
Reginald's Tower , Waterford
Set in the historical Viking Triangle, Reginald's Tower represents a circular defense tower and the oldest civic building in Ireland. Built i
Tours from $12
Specialty Museum
King of the Vikings , Waterford
WORLD’S FIRST VIKING VIRTUAL REALITY 3D ADVENTURE King of the Vikings A dynamic Virtual Reality 3D experience, bringing you up close and pers
Biking Trail
Waterford Greenway , Waterford
Tours from $11


Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Nightlife
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene. Founded by Viking settlers over a thousand years ago, the city straddles the Suir River some 15 km (9 mi) from the coast. Although some districts retain their medieval look and character, farther away from the historical town center Waterford shows off its modern face with a network of neat streets lined with trendy bistros and upscale boutiques. Part of the "Sunny South East" region, the city reports lots of sunshine throughout the year, making it one of the country's most popular weekend getaway sites. Plan how to spend your time in Waterford and other destinations in Ireland using our Ireland trip maker.

Plan your trip to Waterford

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Waterford

KillarneyTrip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Garden, Waterfall DingleTrip planner BEST FOR: Dolphin / Whale Watching, Nightlife, Ruin CorkTrip planner BEST FOR: Castle, Nightlife, Flea Market CobhTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Island, Religious Site KinsaleTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Nightlife, Golf Course

Where to stay in Waterford

There aren't an overwhelming number of places to stay in the city center of Waterford, so consider looking into options in the surrounding neighborhoods. There are a few hotels, smaller lodgings, and a hostel in the heart of the city--the Norman quarter. However, as you venture outside the city center you'll find many traditional bed and breakfasts, cottage-style guesthouses, and family-owned accommodations. The city is easy to get around, so if you stay in a more commercial area, you will still be able to experience the magic of its medieval streets and fortifications.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults