If Waterford is on your itinerary this Spring, you’re in for a treat. Springtime is when the city wakes up, with blooming gardens, lots of local and international visitors and many long-awaited events. Viking Hotel is your ideal Waterford accommodation on the edge of the city, offering you affordable luxury and a great night’s sleep. Book a package for you and your other half, a group of friends or a family trip you won’t forget.
Here are some of our favourite springtime activities to look forward to.
1. HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN WATERFORD
The Viking Triangle is Waterford’s cultural and heritage quarter. Explore the narrow, cobbled streets and discover over 1000 years of history and heritage. Look out for attractions such as the Reginald’s Tower, the Medieval Museum and Christchurch Cathedral where you can discover more about the Viking invasion and day to day life in Ireland’s oldest city. Bring history into the present with a visit to ‘King of the Vikings’, the world’s first virtual reality Viking experience. This immersive experience gives you a true-to-life insight into life here in olden times.
2. CYCLING IN WATERFORD
The Waterford Greenway is a 46km long cycling trail along the route of an old railway line from Dungarvan to Waterford. You can choose to walk or cycle the entire route or simply pick a section to explore. If you are a lover of fascinating heritage, beautiful scenery and a little fresh and exercise, The Greenway is a great way to check all of the above off your list.
The Viking Hotel is a short distance from Waterford Greenway and is an ideal starting point. Our ‘Greenway Hub’ has bike racks so that bikes can be secured with your own lock and a vending machine containing all of the essentials for a great day of cycling.
3. ENJOY WATERFORD COASTLINE
The Waterford coastline is one of the most beautiful and popular in Ireland. We are lucky to have such treasures as Tramore Beach less than 15-minutes drive from our hotel in Waterford. This vast and spacious sandy beach stretches 5km along Waterford’s Atlantic coast and is popular with visitors starting in springtime. Enjoy a walk on the prom, an afternoon relaxing in the sun or a couple of hours enjoying the amusements. This beach is also quite popular with surfers catching some of the Atlantic swells and fishing is common around the mouth of the lagoon.
4. FAMILY FUN IN WATERFORD
Spring weather in Waterford can be temperamental. If you find yourself in the city on a rainy day with children to entertain, Waterford has plenty of indoor activities to choose from. Activate Waterford, Winner of “Best Indoor Activity Centre” at the 2019 Family-Friendly Awards, is an impressive 25,000 square feet of indoor fun less than 10-minutes drive from the hotel. There are 9 exciting activities under one roof with something for all ages.
Nearby, you can also visit Splashworld a locally run, not for profit, community organisation. Facilities include a water park, a 4 lane 25-metre pool, wave machine, 2 flume slides, a fully equipped gym and a fitness studio. Your little ones will be entertained for hours and exhausted by the time they come home.
5. GOLFING IN WATERFORD
Waterford and the South East of the country is home to some of the most prestigious golf courses in Ireland. Enjoy courses of all sizes with stunning views during your stay at the Viking Hotel. Mount Juliet is one of the South East’s most famous and prestigious golf courses and is around a 30-minute drive from Waterford. Faithlegg Golf Course, a challenging course that features unforgiving greens, water hazards and ‘perfectly’ placed sand traps, is less than 20-minutes from the hotel and an ideal place to fit in those 18-holes. Waterford is a great place for a golf weekend with friends or colleagues.
Book a springtime break in Viking Hotel Waterford today to explore the very best of Irelands Sunny South East. Our special offers and best available rates are exclusively available on our website, and we guarantee the lowest price with some complimentary extras when you book direct. We look forward to welcoming you to Waterford this Spring.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Viking Hotel Waterford, a modern hotel located 4km from the historic Waterford city, the oldest city in Ireland. Aside from traveling itself, this lady also enjoys writing friendly tips and tricks about travel, food, and lifestyle.