Waterford is a county full of spectacular views, rich history, and a wealth of tourist attractions. The south east of Ireland is home to beautiful coastlines, golden beaches, and fantastic walking trails across open land. The countryside is watched over by the magnificent Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains where those who trek to the top will find stunning views that stretch for miles. The city itself boasts an incredibly rich history that dates back to its foundation in Viking times.
Europcar Waterford is located on the outskirts of the city, renting a car gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the majestic landscape that County Waterford has to offer. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.
Waterford City is a thriving city full of things for visitors to see and do during their stay in what is Ireland’s oldest city. Settlement was first established here in Viking times due to its coastal position and flowing rivers. Clashes between Viking forces and the native Irish continued from the outset until the 12th century. From whence British rule came into effect in the late 12th century, Waterford was declared a royal city by King Henry II of England. The fascinating history of the city can be found in the three museums located in the city centre, The Waterford Treasure Museums. These museums are located in historic structures such as Reginald’s Tower and house artefacts and tales from a time long past. The city boasts a wide variety of pubs, clubs, and restaurants to suit any need. The seafood on offer is particularly good in this part of Ireland. Being a college town the nightlife is excellent and goes on late into the night almost every night of the week.
A word that is synonymous with Waterford around the world is crystal. Waterford Crystal, the world famous producer of beautiful crystal wear, is located in the city centre and offers guided tours of its facilities as well as a chance to see the intricate process that goes into this incredible craft.
The coastal region offers a wealth of activities sure to satisfy any visitor on both land and sea. Watersports are a huge part of life in this region of Ireland and you’ll find several locations all along the Waterford coastline offering activities such as surfing, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, and much more. Further inland in the many lakes and rivers you’ll find plenty of top quality fishing locations as Waterford is regarded as one of Ireland’s top angling destinations.
The inland areas offer fantastic scenic views of Waterford’s rugged landscape. There are many walking trails through the hilly countryside that can be taken on foot or on horseback. Golfers will be delighted with the wide range of courses available in the area ranging in difficulty from beginner to seasoned golfer.
If you’ve hired a car you should take advantage of the scenic driving routes available in Waterford. Dungarvan Bay is the ideal starting point for a drive in any direction. From here follow the coastline and you’ll be treated to some of the best views on the entire island.