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Waterford Crystal

The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
353 51 317000
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Waterford
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow... more » Owner description: Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow molten crystal into a vase? Check out the factory tour. Visitors are guided through the factory to see experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details. « less
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Taganrog, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I'm very positive with observing any productions/factory, so, everything there is interesting for me, since it's true and real production (but not only show for tourists). There are full production cycle from glass melting to engraving and polishing. The factory contains a lot of example of crystal like Irish harp etc. Also, it has a showroom and you can buy... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit whether you pass through Waterford or if you visit it esp. It was my second time and I was again amazed at the beauty of the objects.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The factory tour was very informative and really showed you the whole process of making the pieces. Our guide was very friendly and had worked in the factory for decades, so he had a great wealth of knowledge about the process. Prices in the shop seemed to match what you would see elsewhere and it was neat to see some... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to arrive in the morning and to have a tour with just us two and the guide. This meant we learned a lot and didn't feel pressured to rush through the workshop. Overall, very enjoyable and would recommend an off-peak visit to get the most out of the tour.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This visitor centre is well worth a visit- there are lovely displays of Glass and you can also do a tour of the production facility -

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is my first time in Ireland and was thrilled at the thought that we were staying in the town that is home to the world famous crystal. My wife and I visited the site on a sunny afternoon and had a look around the retail shop that is set out very nicely indeed, the crystal is very beautiful and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A group of 13 of us from Dominic's Active Mens Social in Tallaght in Dublin visited Waterford Crystal on Wednesday the 16th of April 2014. We got the group rate of €8 PP and had a wonderful tour The young lady who guided us around the works had very good knowledge of the craft of crystal glass making and also... More

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deise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I found the tour guide to be most pleasant and informative answering any questions that we had for her. The Waterford Crystal speaks for itself with its beauty crystal clear for all to see!

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit- the shop is amazing- you feel like a movie star (albeit a careful one) with all the bling. Lovely restaurant. Fascinating factory tour and really skilled craftsmen. Go.

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Waterford Crystal is the Best Glass in The World. Our City is the old in Ireland. 1100 Years old the Crystal is Great too see.

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