Founded by the Vikings, the town of Waterford, 85 mi/135 km south of Dublin, is Ireland's oldest city. It was there that the Norman warrior, Strongbow, established England's first grip over Ireland. Today it is home to the Waterford Crystal factory. You can tour the factory and watch crystal being made from beginning to end.
Waterford, which has well-preserved sections of its city walls and towers, is full of atmospheric buildings where you can soak up its medieval and Georgian history. Key s... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.