Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Waterford City

Medieval Museum

Housed in a stunning modern building which incorporates several medieval buildings and part of the city wall in its basement (all on display), this museum documents Waterford's medieval history in glowing detail. Th…
Top Choice Factory in Waterford City

House of Waterford Crystal

This large modern complex combines a retail shop and cafe with a factory offering a tour that shows how world-famous Waterford crystal is produced. The highlight is the blowing room where you can watch skilled artis…
Museum in Waterford City

Reginald's Tower

The oldest complete building in Ireland and the first to use mortar, 13th-century Reginald's Tower, the city's key fortification, is an outstanding example of medieval architecture. Its 3m- to 4m-thick walls were bu…
Museum in Waterford City

Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace, a Georgian mansion dating from 1741, covers Waterford's history from 1700 to 1970 and displays a wide-ranging selection of treasures from the city's coffers, from period furniture, oil paintings…
Cathedral in Waterford City

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is Ireland's only neoclassical Georgian cathedral. Designed by local architect John Roberts, it was built on the site of an 11th-century Viking church, where the historic 12th-century marriag…
Cathedral in Waterford City

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The sumptuous interior of the city's Roman Catholic cathedral boasts a carved-oak baroque pulpit, painted pillars with Corinthian capitals and 10 Waterford crystal chandeliers. It was built between 1792 and 1796 by …
Monument in Waterford City

Clock Tower

In the middle of Waterfords' waterfront stands an 1860s clock tower, a famous local landmark.
Ruins in Waterford City

Beach Tower

Beach Tower, at the top of Jenkin's Lane, is a crumbling fragment of the old city wall.
Ruins in Waterford City

Half Moon Tower

Half Moon Tower (just off Patrick St) is a crumbling fragment of the old city wall.
Notable Building in Waterford City

City Hall

Waterford's stately City Hall (1788) was designed by local architect John Roberts.