When to Visit Waterford

when-to-visit-waterfordThe Gulf Stream brings Ireland a cool and temperate climate, but it also brings a steady year-round wetness. However, on average, Waterford and the other southeastern counties, sheltered by the mountains, enjoy a more sun and less rainfall throughout the year than some other Irish destinations.

Like with the rest of Ireland, Waterford doesn’t normally fall below freezing, and snow and ice are rare around here. Temperatures rarely move beyond 0°C and 27°C. While winter can be about six to eight months long, temperatures always remain between 15°C to 20°C. During the wintertime, daily temperature is between 6°C and 7°C. But expect rain, as many days will have a burst of it followed by sunshine or a hanging mist. The wettest time of year is between December and February. The best time to visit is from June to October, with tourist arrivals being heaviest in July and August.

Waterford city has a wide range of accommodation options available including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, guesthouses, inns and castles. Visitors will have no trouble finding a place to stay that suits their needs and budget.

Waterford Airport is only eight kilometers from Waterford City, and no hotels are located adjacent to the terminals. Most hotels are situated near to the city center. Those wishing to stay as close to the airport as possible should look into the Woodlands Hotel, a three-star hotel, less than a kilometer from the airport. It is a modern facility with a 20-meter wide swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, conference and banquet rooms. The hotel also has a baby-sitting service.

Accommodation is plentiful in Waterford, with advance booking essential during busy periods. Major hotels are available such as the Ramada Viking Hotel, which is near the Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre and the center of the city. You can also find luxury accommodation such as the Waterford Castle Hotel, one of several upmarket hotels that feature a golf course, while people who prefer to stay in can decide to use the internet connection available there to play with casumo casino online, especially when the weather is particularly bad outside.