5 reasons to visit Waterford - Ireland's Ancient East
Posted by Neil Hand on the 15th of May 2015 at 15:49:44
There are many reasons to visit the gorgeous South-Eastern County of Waterford, but for those of you who don’t have hours to read about all of them, here’s 5 for you to whet your appetite:
County Waterford boasts some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Ireland. The best of these can be found along what’s known as ‘The Copper Coast’, a UNESCO Global Geopark named for the history of copper-mining in the area. There is also great surf to be enjoyed along this stretch of coast. Grab a board and hit the waves!
The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Kilmeaden in County Waterford is the place to go if you want to check out The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. An abandoned line between Waterford and Dungarvan, you can hop on a small Simplex locomotive at Kilmeaden and take a relaxing 50-minute spin on the route. Great fun for kids and big-kids alike, and reasonably priced. For more info, check out their website here.
Tramore is a beautiful seaside town, famous for its pristine sandy beach, amusement rides and arcades. It’s a holiday town in every sense of the word, and is swelled with tourists year-round. There’s a holiday-home community in Tramore that has been present for decades, and it really gives a buzz to the area. Great place to visit for the day, with lovely restaurants and lunch-spots along the seafront. The kids will love Tramore. Only trouble you might have is convincing them to leave!
The cliff-walks in Dunmore East are something you mustn’t miss in County Waterford. Spectacular views out over the Celtic Sea can be enjoyed from the cliff paths. Safety is important, so be sure to look with your eyes and not with your feet! Again, like Tramore, the beach is world-class at Dunmore East. Soothing and calming, enjoy a stroll along the shore and connect with the country under your feet.
Waterford City and the Viking Triangle could not be omitted from any list of things to do in Waterford. When people think of Waterford, they invariably think of Vikings, history and the shaping or Ireland’s oldest City. There are several museums to visit, as well as Reginald’s Tower, built in the 13th Century.
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