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Waterford Crystal

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Address: The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 317000
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal...

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.

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Amazing Artistry

A trip to Waterford Crystal to tour the factory and see the artisans at work is worth it when in Ireland. No one would realize all the time and talent that goes into each... read more

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Germantown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to Waterford Crystal to tour the factory and see the artisans at work is worth it when in Ireland. No one would realize all the time and talent that goes into each gorgeous piece of crystal. From the design phase to the finished product, the crystal pieces are carefully created and inspected. In the showroom there are pieces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice cafe for coffee and cake Also the tour is a must, we saw a huge vase being blown and shaped, Also cutting, and what happens to the rejects, a lovely guided tour Full photo opportunities end up in the show room

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had guided tour in a group on a coach trip. What a wonderful place! First of all the wonderful bear, then a guided tour of the factory where you could see all stages of glassmaking taking place. Our guide (sorry can't remember her name) was very informative and interesting to listen to. I wanted to buy everything in the shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a tour group. Very interesting but you had to listen close to either hear or understand the guide. Watching the craftsmen at work was the highlight and I could have spent far more time there. The showroom was well done, very spacious with helpful staff. Well worth the stop if in the area. Toilets and cafe... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent tour. I knew very little about glass and crystal and to see the demo on handcrafting from the melted stage all the way to final polish was very interesting. Guides are great plug in audible at stops so no trouble hearing them. Learned a lot about the former glory of the place and how it is smaller historic operation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour takes you through the actual factory and you are able to see the men blowing the molten crystal, others carving and etching the various designs. Very interesting.

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Carrickmacross, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visited waterford crystal and I have to say I was very impressed with the whole tour, the tour guide gave us a very good and informative overview of the whole process from apprenticeship to becoming a master crafsman, then the tour through the factory was the highlight of our visit to the crystal factory, unless you take the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressed, stunning pieces on display. Factory tour a must. Staff professional, friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommended and return.

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An experience not to be missed if travelling to Waterford City a really worthwhile visit and you can buy this special crystal quiet reasonable and have it shipped overseas

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour. Really well organised and informative. Prices typical Waterford so be careful. The department store in the town had Waterford on sale so know your prices.

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