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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Lighthouse
“Light up your day at Hook Lighthouse, 800 years of light keeping. One of the Oldest Lighthouses in the World, a favourite with Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Marking the entrance to Waterford Harbour at the mouth of the Three Sisters river system for over 800 years. The Visitor centre which is open year round at Hook Lighthouse and offers guided tours of the Medieval lighthouse tower, built by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke and the most famous Knight of his time, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster. Purpose built as a lighthouse 800 years ago, and still fully operational today, Hook Lighthouse truly is one of a kind!”
  • 60 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great day out for all the family. Discover the ancient history of Ireland & Wexford with little challenges on the way. Amazing workshops are run throughout the year - why not take a look at the schedule and book one before your stay. It also has a really lovely gift shop - perfect for bringing something nice back home!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“John F Kennedy memorial park is well worth a day trip & visiit the Dunbrody Famine ship along the way in New Ross ( about 15 miles from Waterford city )”
  • 29 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stroll through the lovely forest surrounding the Abbey, check out the walled garden or explore the norman abbey built by William Marshall”
  • 27 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience features an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, alongside a popular interpretation of the Irish famine emigrant experience. Located at New Ross, County Wexford, the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is an essential stop on any tour of the south east region of Ireland. Follow the footsteps of the those who left during the Great Famine with an interactive tour that takes you through the fateful journey made by so many Irish people.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Opera House
“Visit the Opera House not only for its Opera Festival during the month of October, but for entertainment all year round. Even a visit to our friend, Tricia's Starview Cafe on the third floor to take in the view and her fabulous food is an absolute must. Reasonably priced and excellently prepared by her own hand right after you've ordered. (Her cakes, baked on the day and not before, are sheer delight!) Tell her Maggs and Karl said Hi.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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Park
“This is a beautiful Elizabethan House that is still being restored. The grounds are peaceful and pretty with a fairy and Gruffalo wood walks. There is a play area, nice cafe, artisan workshops and for a small extra cost family archery with tuition. A lovely place to take children and adults of any age and it only costs the car park fee to get in.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“Loftus Hall is a large country house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said by locals to have been haunted by the devil and the ghost of a young woman.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“The only garden in the country which is FREE. It was donated to the Office of Public Works by Corona North who planted it and designed it on her own. Her husband had to use a hunting horn to call her in from the garden!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Rent a boat with our friend John Devereux the local skipper aboard his boat The Celtic Lady. He will take you on a boat trip around the iconic Saltee Islands! John can also take you fishing and angling in the deep sea. Call him at +353 87 292 6469 .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous Place to visit for all those who love to sight see and plenty of nature trails ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fantastic menu. Relaxed atmosphere. Chef is excellent. Great lunch and dinner service.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great pub and mucus venue. Lively, large selection of craft beers, nice staff. Great atmosphere”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe inspiring stories over its 450 year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful Waterford Estuary from. Share in these tales and striking views on our guided tour from Saturday 1st June to Sunday 15th September 2019. Open 7 days a week for guided tours. Tours can be booked in advance on this website or you can book on the day. If paying on the day please arrive 10 mins in advance of your preferred tour time. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please check in with the Tourist Information Office located opposite the beach entrance when you arrive for your tour.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“"Ireland's Most Haunted House" offers day and night tours of the old mansion which, according to the legend, is haunted by the devil. Cool place to visit and learn a bit about the history of the Hook peninsula. There's also a cafe and giftshop on site. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best pubs in Ireland 100%! Buzzy bar with incredible food, great for a meal in their restaurant or watching a sports event in their beautiful bar, highly recommend! Great live music too. Bouncy castles for the kids out back! ”
  • 8 locals recommend