Ashleigh House - Bed & Breakfast
Phyllis McGovern

Ashleigh House
Bed & Breakfast

Holy Cross, Butlerstown, Waterford City, Co Waterford, Ireland.

+353 (0)51 599059

Local Attractions in Waterford

Here is just a small selection of some of the many tourist attractions to be found within easy reach of Ashleigh Bed and Breakfast.

sea_kayaking.jpgThere are many beaches and Golf courses within easy reach of Ashleigh House as well as equestrian centres.
Waterford is awash with fun-filled water-sports and Adventure activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Dunmore East Adventure Centre for surfing, canoeing, sailing, archery and rock climbing.

Waterford's Medieval Museum

Recently voted Irish Museum of the year. This striking new building reveals the story of Waterford through the Middle Ages and visitors are wowed as they go underneath the new building into centuries old vaults. On display are the magnificent Cloth of Gold vestments the only complete pre-reformation set to survive in Europe. Also on display is the Great Charter Roll which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Ireland.waterford_treasures.jpg

Christ Church Cathedral

christ_church_cathedral.jpgChrist Church Cathedral has been at the heart of Waterford City since the 10th Century when the Vikings built the first church on the site. The restored and refurbished cathedral is a magnificent 18th Century building designed by John Roberts. The building is steeped in the heritage and history of Waterford with medieval tombs, memorial wall plaques, and beautiful stucco plasterwork ceiling, and is home to the famous Elliott Jones organ. A regular programme of concerts and recitals takes place at the cathedral through out the year. Gift shop and café are available at the Cathedral.

House of Waterford Crystal.

Visitors can take a Factory Tour which gives an up close and personal insight of traditional crystal production. Feel the heat of the furnaces and marvel at the skills of our master craftsmen. Indulge your passion for the world's most famous crystal in the opulent Retail Store which houses the largest collection of Waterford Crystal. . Marvel at the luxury pieces commissioned especially for celebrities and dignitaries.

Waterford City Walking Tours

The walking tours of Waterford operate from mid-March to mid-October and feature a walking tour of one hour duration that includes two cathedrals, four national monuments and a gallery of rogues and rascals, delivered in a witty, entertaining style by Jack Burtchaell.


Viking Exhibition at Reginald's Tower

The oldest urban civic building in the country, dating from the beginning of the 13th century, it was here that Strongbow met Aoife, whose subsequent marriage was to change the course of Irish History. At various stages in its rich history it was used as a mint, a prison and a military store and is now home to a major new exhibition of Waterford Treasures that using a superb collection of historic and archaeological artefacts tells the story of Waterford's Viking heritage.]

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

vintage_train.jpgExperience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a narrow gauge railway. The track runs along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering panoramic views of the river

The Copper Coast Unesco European Geopark

Discover the ancient story behind the formation of the rock, cliffs and inlets of this spectacular coastline. It is a place rich in mining heritage, geology and archaeology and home to the National Nature Reserve Fenor Bog.

Lismore Heritage Centre

The story of Lismore, dating from 636 AD, is told in a multi-lingual, audiovisual presentation. Exhibition galleries include a room dedjicated to the life and works of Scientist Robert Boyle.

Mount Congreve Gardens

These exquisite gardens are situated only a short distance from Ashleigh B&B. A beautiful eighty acre garden consisting of extensively planted woodland, 2000 different rhodendrons, magnolia walks, a Camellia collection and a Georgian green house.

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Waterford Spraoi Festival
July/ August 2016

An international street arts festival, including music, acrobatics, visual comedy & plenty of surprises. The Spraoi parade is the highlight, attracting over 40,000 spectators from Ireland & abroad.

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