The Old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail known as the Waterford Greenway which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three tall viaducts and a long atmospheric tunnel, all the way from the river to the sea. The Granville Hotel is the ideal base for a visit to the Waterford Greenway with the starting point a short walk/cycle from the hotel.
Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge - The longest single bridge in the Republic of Ireland at 230m, spanning the River Suir between Waterford and Kilkenny.
River Suir Special Area for Conservation - An important wildlife area for a number of protected species such as Otter, Salmon, Lamprey and Shad.
Mount Congreve - One of the great gardens of the world, known for its collection of Azaleas, Camelias and Rhododendron and magnificent walled gardens.
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway - A narrow gauge heritage railway follows 8.5 km of the railway, from the station at Kilmeadan out along the River Suir.
Woodstown Viking Site - In 2003 archaeologists uncovered an 8th C. Viking site here that predates Waterford City. Site is not accessible, but can be seen from Killoteran Bridge, east of Killoteran Stream.
Workhouse Kilmacthomas - Built in 1850, buildings included a chapel, fever hospital and mortuary.
Kilmacthomas Viaduct - Opened in 1878, this eight arch rubble stone viaduct passes over road, millrace and river.
Cloughlowrish Stone - A legacy of the last Ice Age, legend has it that a lie must not be told here for fear of the enormous rock splitting in two.
Durrow Viaduct - Built c. 1878 over the River Tay
Ballyvoyle Tunnel - Built in 1878, this Iconic feature of Waterford’s railway heritage is a quarter of a mile long and fully brick lined. Closest Access Point: Shanacool
Ballyvoyle Viaduct - Constructed in 1878 and blown up in 1922 during the Irish Civil War, rebuilt in 1924.
Walton Park - Named after Ernest Walton, 1903 – 1995, Physicist and Nobel Laureate. The first person in history to artificially split the atom.
Book direct and the Granville Hotel will make a contribution to a local charity The Granville Hotel offers a unique and rich History We value our customers, book direct with us for a personal experience 4* Hotel in the heart of Waterford City Centre Free parking from 5pm until 12noon the following day or discounted rates for longer term parking up to 48hrs Free Wifi AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant Georgina Campbell Guide’s 'Hotel of the Year' 2 Great Taste Awards for our Homemade Jams