Things to do near Faithlegg House Hotel
Waterford Greenway is a fantastic showcase of the awe-inspiring landscape within Waterford and the Munster region. There are over 13 greenways that form the entire route, which are unique to the county of Waterford. Along the route, you can admire the beautiful natural landscape and visit the rich historical structures and buildings that spring up on your journey. Take in some of the wonders of Ireland's rich heritage and culture with mesmerizing waterfalls, historical railways and castles still in use today. For further information on the route and for bike hire please click on to www.waterfordgreenwaybikehire.com
Oceanics Surf School & Marine Education Centre, Tramore, Co Waterford. Embrace the Surfing lifestyle & culture with the people that established Irelands very first Surf School. Catch a wave, wipeout in style, grin from ear to ear, all part of your surfing journey. The Oceanics experienced team will expertly guide you from the first wave you catch, to advice on your first board, to where to next! Learning to Surf is made fun with Oceanics. They offer Adult Lessons, Daily Surf Camps (Kids or Teens), Family Fun Surf Sessions and for those just looking for to free surf or Swim, Equipment Hire (wetsuits, boards etc) are available.
For those who like extreme adventure, Discover Oceanic CoastHacking - Scrambling, leaping and traversing along the coastline, where the sea meets the land one of the most powerful places on the planet, Adventure Swimming at its best! Contact Oceanics booking office at 051 390944 for more information.
Oceanics will offer all our guests 10% discount on all their Adult and Group Lessons, Surf camps and Family Fun Sessions.
Contact Oceanics booking office at 051 390944.
Places of Historical Interest
Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland.
A walled city of Viking Origin, founded by Viking Traders in 914 and renowned for over two hundred years for the beauty of its cut glass and the magnificence of its architecture, now offers you an opportunity to explore the enchanting world of 18th century architecture, craftsmanship and design at the Bishop's Palace and Waterford’s Medieval Museum of Treasures.
Visit www.waterfordtreasures.com for further details.
Travel a little further afield to discover the beauty and charm of Waterford County, from the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East to the sweeping majesty of the Copper Coast and the cascading beauty of Mahon Falls and the Comeragh Mountains. Waterford has something to please the most discerning of all palates.
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Adventure Activities for all the Family at Dunmore Adventure Centre
While the beautiful coves and beaches are sure to keep both young and old occupied, if you feel like trying something more adventurous visit the www.dunmoreadventure.com, just a 10 minute drive from Faithlegg, there's a whole range of exciting activities both land and sea based offering;
- Rock Climbing
- Wibit Wipeout
- Pedal Boats
- Water Trampoline
- and lots more
Dunmore East Adventure Centre also offer Kids Summer Camps, a full range of ISA sailing courses for adults and children and all activities are fully supervised by qualified and certified instructors.
Sightseeing and Places of Interest
Right on our doorstep a 5 minute trip away on the Passage East car ferry brings you directly to the the Hook Penninsula,home of the Hook Lighthouse, which has been described by the Lonely Planet Guide as "a little plump lighthouse, the grand-daddy of all lighthouses" and has been voted number one lighthouse in the world.
The Hook Lighthouse is also one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the present structure dates back 800 years to the Medieval tower of Hook.
Today, there is a visitor centre, a café serving light meals and a gift shop, as well as the tower itself to discover.
Wexford also boasts the JFK Arboretum, Dunbrody Famine Ship and scenic costal fishing villages such as Kilmore Quay a must for all visits to the Sunny South East.
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Located closer to home in Waterford City is the Stonehaven Equestrian Centre which offers treks for all levels of ability along the banks of the River Suir.
If you want to experience the beauty of the Suir Valley without exerting yourself, a trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway is a must. The route of this narrow gauge railway runs along the picturesque banks of the River Suir and is an enjoyable trip for all ages.
If you don’t have your own car, that’s not a problem. The W&SVR have teamed up with Suirway Coaches to offer a coach service to and from W&SVR.
Do not let the weather get you down there is also a whole host of indoor activities in the area.
From Waterford Bowl and Kidzone which offer bowling, a kidzone, pool, snooker, table tennis and video games to Odeon Cinema with 8 screens there is sure to be something for all tastes.
Young kids are spoilt for choice in Tramore with Splashworld, Run Amuck, the Pottery Place, Laser Blast and Pirates Adventure. Just a few miles from Tramore in Fenor you can enjoy the Copper Coast Mini Farm and Sallyfort Mini Farm in the coastal village of Stradbally.
For all those sports enthusiasts out there why not visit Kilcohan Park Waterfords very own Greyhound track, or maybe a day at the races is more your style.If so Tramore Racecourse is only a 20 minute drive away fun for all the family.