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Lismore House Hotel
Lismore House Hotel

Main Street, Lismore

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Situated in Lismore, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lismore Castle and Lismore Golf Club. King John's Castle and …

£85
Walter Raleigh Hotel
Walter Raleigh Hotel

O'Briens Place, Youghal

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Youghal hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Youghal Lighthouse and Clock Gate. Youghal Golf Club …

£102
Castlemartyr Resort
Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr, Castlemartyr

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4.5 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jameson Experience, Ballynamona Beach, an …

£139
Midleton Park Hotel
Midleton Park Hotel

Old Cork Road, Midleton 00000

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (139 reviews)

This family-friendly Midleton hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jameson Experience and Water Rock Golf Course. Fota Wildlife Par …

£83
Jurys Inn Cork
Jurys Inn Cork

Andersons Quay, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (810 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Custom House and Cork City Hall. Bells o …

£77
Belvedere Lodge - B&B
Belvedere Lodge - B&B

Tivoli Lower Glanmire Road, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (363 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Holy Family Church, Cork City Hall, and Bells of Shandon. St. Anne's …

£63
Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork

Military Hill, Saint Lukes Cross, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (709 reviews)

Atop Military Hill overlooking the city in the historic area of St. Luke’s, this newly renovated Cork hotel is within 0.6 …

£92
Maldron Hotel Cork
Maldron Hotel Cork

John Redmond Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (575 reviews)

This family-friendly Cork hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Firkin Crane, Bells of Shandon, and St. …

£81
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel

Blarney Village, Blarney

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (396 reviews)

This family-friendly Blarney hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Church of the …

£102
Garnish House Guesthouse
Garnish House Guesthouse

Western Road, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (401 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Donovan's Bridge and University College Cork. …

£66
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Pocket Guide: Lismore Lismore Castle Hotels

The city of Waterford in the south-east of Ireland is the oldest in the country, having been settled by the Vikings in 853. Although this first settlement was small, its impact was huge, laying the foundations for the vibrant, cosmopolitan shipping port and cultural hot spot that now draws over 300,000 visitors per year.

The city centre as it was when the Vikings were running things is still very much intact in what is known as the Viking Triangle district of Waterford. Here you’ll find surviving medieval architecture as well as a trio of museums within walking distance of each other which tell the story of Waterford over the past 1,000 years.

Accommodation in Waterford

The many hotels located in the centre of Waterford, often clustered around the picturesque sweep of the River Suir, are perfectly placed to take advantage of everything it has to offer. This means being within walking distance of the historical pubs of the Viking Triangle, the shops and markets of the Merchants Quarter and the wide open spaces of the People’s Park.

The variety within the hotels in Waterford is such that they are able to meet all needs, from three star comfort to five star luxury and basic hostelry. Whether you’re a student backpacker looking for somewhere to crash, a romantic couple seeking a room with a river view or a family looking for fun and a friendly bed and breakfast, you’ll be able to find it.

Gateway to the South-East

The geographical location of Waterford has led to it being dubbed the gateway to the south-east, such is the access it provides to some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland. Travelling in one direction, this means reaching the coast and a selection of up to 49 beautiful beaches, and travelling inland it means the chance to explore places like the village of Lismore and attractions such as Lismore Castle.

Travelling to Lismore Castle

The historic village of Lismore is situated south of Waterford and can be reached by travelling along the N25 and N72. It takes approximately an hour to reach the village. The castle dominates the skyline from a hill overlooking the village.

History of Lismore Castle

There has been an abbey and castle on the sight of Lismore Castle since 1158, but the building as it exists today – in the form of a Gothic style fortress – was gradually commissioned and created by the 6th Duke of Devonshire in the years leading up to 1858. Today, large sections of the castle are available for rent as a private residence, but many parts of the building and its grounds are open to the public.

Facilities at Lismore Castle

In 2005, the then derelict west wing of the castle was renovated and opened as Lismore Castle Arts, a gallery dedicated to showing contemporary art from around the world in a setting that is simultaneously ultra-modern and historically significant.

The gardens around the castle are open to the public every day between March and September. Access includes the beautiful gardens themselves, the permanent sculpture collection and stunning views of the castle and surrounding countryside.

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