Waterford Viking Triangle (WVT) is a compact, historic area located on the footprint of the original Viking settlement dating from 914 when Waterford City was first established. WVT is a tranquil and charming quarter of Waterford City characterised by narrow streets, historic architecture, civic spaces and a critical mass of cultural and heritage attractions.
Geographically it comprises the north east corner of Waterford City fronting the quays and the River Suir to the north, the central retail area to the west and the House of Waterford Crystal on The Mall to the South.
Waterford Viking Triangle is the result of considerable investment and a new collaboration between public and private sector interests and it is the cornerstone of a long term strategy to make Waterford a competitive City destination and a major attraction for the South East region. The overall strategy for the quarter is to add a critical mass of attractions within a strongly branded and managed destination quarter.
The local authority is engaged in managing the public realm within WVT which will ensure the provision of appropriate linking infrastructure, including signage, pedestrian routes and heritage trails linking the cultural and heritage buildings to one another and the wider public realm as part of a coherent structure.
The quarter has a remarkable cluster of high quality architectural, archaeological and historic assets which together provide a unique offering within a compact geographical area. To date there has been significant investment in the quarter which includes the state of the art Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, the Medieval Museum opened in 2012 and the Bishop’s Palace Georgian museum opened in 2011.