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21st Aug 2021

5 incredible things to see and do in Waterford

Ann Cronin

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Ready for your next trip East…

Looking for some inspiration for things to do in Waterford? You’ll be delighted to hear that you’re spoiled for choice…

From stunning coastal scenery to incredible Irish history, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a Waterford local or just visiting for a weekend.

With that in mind, here are some of our top picks for things to see and do in Waterford…

Go on a helicopter tour

If you’re worried you’ll be short on time to take in everything the county has to offer, one sure way of seeing all the sights is taking to the skies on a very cool helicopter tour!

During a helicopter trip with Adventure Experiences Ireland, you’ll get a Birds-eye-view of Waterford’s incredible scenery, stunning coastlines and famous tourist spots including Reginald’s Tower, Christchurch Cathedral and the House of Waterford Crystal.

It’s an incredible opportunity to see Waterford from a whole new perspective, and you can book your helicopter tour here.

Spend a winning day in Tramore

Tramore is one of Ireland’s most popular seaside towns and it’s easy to see why!

Featuring 5km of sandy coastline for you to relax on and explore, it’s the perfect day-trip to embark on during any stay in Waterford. There’s plenty of coastal dining options if you want to grab a bite to eat, and there’s even a funfair and a mini-golf course nearby, so we’re sure you’ll get hours of entertainment out of any visit to this coastline.

PLUS! If you visit Tramore this weekend, you could be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes!

Virgin Mobile have launched their Freedom Mobile Booth which will be popping up in Tramore this Sunday 22 August, and if you track it down you could WIN!

All you have to do is answer the phone when it rings and you could win anything from dry robes, body boards and tents to a brand new mobile phone!

Sounds pretty simple, right? So, keep an eye out for the Freedom Mobile Booth in Tramore this weekend and be sure to answer it if it rings – Freedom is Calling!

Lose yourself in the coolest street art

If you’re strolling around Waterford this weekend you’re in luck, as the incredible annual Waterford Walls art festival is taking place at the moment until Saturday 22 August. This year, Waterford Walls welcomes 20 street artists, and they will be painting 24 walls across Waterford City and County.

You can use this handy map here to help you track down all of the artwork that’s appeared so far.

Cycle along the Waterford Greenway

Waterford is famous for its incredible greenway, so it would be a shame to visit the eastern county without experiencing it. There are a number of spots along the greenway where you can rent a bike and explore Waterford’s incredible scenery, so grab a pal and start exploring!

The greenway itself is 46km in length, but there are a number of points along the way where you can start off if you don’t fancy cycling the whole distance. When it’s time for a break, there are plenty of scenic spots and interesting attractions along the way for you to stop off at and you can also grab a bite to eat along the way at a handy café located on the greenway.

Go back in time with some Irish history

As Ireland’s oldest city, it comes as no surprise that Waterford is steeped in interesting history.

In the city, a visit to Reginald’s Tower and embarking on the Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle will tell you everything you need to know about Waterford’s exciting Viking history, while the Waterford County Museum will give you a unique insight into the wider county’s interesting past.

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