Waterford is a year-round travel destination known for its maritime temperate climate and pleasant weather. The peak season to visit here would be during the summers, from June to August. It would be warm and sunny at about 65-68 deg F. It would be best to book your tickets well in advance before the summer season sets in. If you’ve some budget requirements, an appropriate time here would be the winter season from October to January. Waterford has cool but not very cold winters (at about 58-47 deg F), and they provide a perfect setting for enjoying cultural festivals like The Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford Film Festival and Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.
The city’s airport, Waterford Airport offers no scheduled commercial passenger flights now. Places of Interest in Waterford
Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland. It is located on River Suir, and was once a significant European maritime port of glass industry here. This beautiful city is the cradle of a thousand year old Irish history, culture, arts and architecture. You should visit it for its Waterford Crystal (it is used to make lead crystal stemware, chandeliers and other decorative articles) and the Reginald Tower. The latter is the oldest surviving Viking monument and is thought to be the first building built of mortar in the country.Waterford Crystal
Owned by WWRD Group Holdings Ltd., Waterford Crystal is a company that manufactures crystals to make decorative items in Ireland. This large facility is home to a retail shop and a factory, and the latter offers a guided tour to show its manufacturing process. Waterford Crystal has made exclusive chandeliers for Westminster Abbey (England) to celebrate its 900th anniversary in 1966 and a New Year’s Eve ball of 2688 crystals for New York City's Times Square.Medieval Museum
The Medieval Museum in Waterford is a screenshot of the Middle Ages in Ireland. Its star attraction is the Cloth of Gold vestments that were very nearly lost for centuries and the Great Charter Roll of 1372 AD that was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II. Also worth a mention is an array of other historical artefacts like two portraits of King Edward III of England (one armoured and one horse-mounted), and a hat of King Henry VIII. It is best to visit this museum after going to Reginald Tower so as to get some insight into the people’s way of life during the medieval period.Reginald's Tower
Reginald’s Tower is named after the Viking leader who had founded Waterford in 914 AD. It is the oldest building in Ireland and is known for its superlative fortification consisting of a 3 metre thick moat. This tower has been a mint, prison and military storehouse in distant past. It is now home to a museum that keeps a vivid record of city’s Viking invasions and medieval history, besides a nearly 1200 year old Viking sword and a 900 years old gold kite brooch.