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Sightseeing in Waterford - what to see. Complete travel guide

The Waterford Bridge This ancient picturesque town is located in the eastern part of the country. It has become a famous center of history and culture many years ago. Waterford is truly rich in beautiful medieval monuments. Wonderful churches, castles and narrow streets, spacious squares and parks - all these factors create the unique atmosphere of harmony and beauty.
Reginald Tower is the main attraction and the symbol of Waterford. The construction of the tower took place during the reign of the Norman Empire. Nowadays the monument reminds of the greatness and power of the town. Its observation platforms feature stunning panoramic views of the town and its suburbs. Mall City Hall Boulevard is the location of one of the most beautiful buildings in the town. This is a magnificent palace, which construction took place in the Georgian times. The main hall of the Palace is decorated with a huge glass chandelier. This luxurious item was created by skilled masters in the 18th century. This fact makes the chandelier even more amazing and admirable.
In this town you will surely find many ancient churches and temples. Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is one of them. The halls of the cathedral are decorated with magnificent frescoes. The inner decoration is also very unusual and beautiful. Among the old buildings present in this town we should also note Bishop's Palace and Waterford City Hall located in the downtown area. Both buildings were built in the late 18th century. Those visitors, who enjoy shopping, should move their feet to suburban area as this is the location of the most famous factory in the district. It produces high quality products made of crystal. Goblets, vases and miniature figurines are traditional souvenirs that are purchased by tourists in the memory of this wonderful city. By the way, entertaining boat trips and cruises are organized in the port of the town. Here guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of the local nature from the deck of a luxury yacht or try fine cuisine in one of the port’s restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The Waterford Museum of Treasures occupies one of the most beautiful historical buildings. Its opening took place in 1999. In 1986, archaeological research was conducted in the center of the city, and many amazing artifacts were discovered. All of them are represented in the museum nowadays. Temporary exhibits on a wide range of subjects are regularly held there, as well. There is also a theater in a large historical building, plus they have a cozy cafe where one can relax after a tour.
Lismore Castle is a beautiful sample of Gothic architecture, built in 1185 on orders from King John. In the middle of the 18th century, the Duke of Devonshire was the owner of the old fortress. During this period its first major reconstruction took place. Currently, the old castle covers an area of about 60000 sq. m. Almost all rooms are open for tourists. The castle is surrounded by a lush garden, so warm season is the best time to visit it.
The Medieval Museum is considered one of the most extraordinary cultural institutions in the city. Its guests are greeted by experienced guides dressed in unusual ancient costumes. The place itself is more like an original entertainment center. Visitors are offered to take a little walk around the halls and corridors where the medieval atmosphere was restored and to see collections of old-fashioned clothes and jewelry.
Kite Design Studios art center is extremely popular with guests of Waterford. You can always purchase excellent handmade souvenirs and artworks of local painters, as well as crafts of tradesmen. A trip to this center will turn into a fascinating excursion. It is impossible to get out of here without buying anything.
Lovers of event tourism will be interested in visiting the city in September. At this time the traditional Harvest Festival is held here. Chefs from all over the world visit this large-scale gastronomic feast. During the festival, famous chefs and moderators of culinary TV shows can be met on the streets of Waterford. The festival program includes many fascinating events, including numerous culinary workshops, as well as tasting the most popular national delicacies and locally produced wines.

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Reference information
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Survived castles around Waterford
♥   Castle 'Ormonde Castle' , 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Williamstown Castle' , 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'White’s Castle' , 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burnchurch Castle' , 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kilkenny Castle' , 44.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Waterford from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Fulachtai Fia

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
The most popular and visited mound is located in the Irish National Heritage Park. This park has an outstanding open-air museum. There you can see how people lived thousand years ago. There has placed an interesting archaeological collection of showpieces, household items that were used by people in different times. Note that on the territory of the park you can order an interesting excursion. The experienced guide will acquaint you the ancient mounts too. … Read further

Sightseeing in Ireland: things to see

The main education centre of the country, Trinity College, is worth closest attention. The age of the college is more than a thousand years. It is located in a beautiful building made in Victorian style. There is a library near the college, which keeps the symbol of Ireland – “the book of Celts”. This is an ancient manuscript of Christian culture and a priceless artefact. … Open
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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