Waterford Gardens feature on Best Places to Go in 2024 by Conde Nast Traveller
Condé Nast, the company responsible for some of the world’s most well-known and iconic titles, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Glamour and the renowned Condè Nast Traveller has listed Mount Congreve Gardens as one of the Best Places to Go list in 2024. The lists include The Best Places to Go (Global), The Best Places to Go in Europe’ and ‘The Best Places to Go in the UK & Ireland’. The lists are highly anticipated and avid readers keenly await the publication annually while daydreaming of where they will take their itchy feet next.
Every year many well-established and globally renowned destinations are eager to see if their offering has made it onto the prestigious list.
November 15th was a wonderful, Wednesday in Waterford and although the chill was well and truly in the air the excitement far outweighed it at Mount Congreve Gardens when the Visit Waterford member saw they had made the highly esteemed listing and featured amongst eleven other destinations across the UK & Ireland. These included the Roman City of York, Oxfordshire, The Isle of Wight, Edinburgh and Somerset with the only Irish entry being Wexford and Waterford. The article referred to the recently redeveloped Loftus Hall on The Hook Peninsula in County Wexford as well as the historic Mount Congreve Gardens and its commanding views of the River Suir.
Mount Congreve Estate reopened to the public earlier this year after receiving seven million in funding. Since its reopening Mount Congreve has firmly established itself as a must-visit destination in Waterford, located on The Waterford Greenway and surrounded by 16 km of breathtaking gardens, Mount Congreve is a short drive from Waterford City. The Stables Café run by The Pantry at CLIFF offers a delicious array of culinary treats including a mouthwatering carvery menu on Sundays.
The historic Georgian building dates to the 18th Century and was designed by the distinguished Waterford architect John Roberts. The gardens consist of 70 acres and has a number of gate lodges on the site including one that has been recently developed and was previously included in Irish Independent Fab 50 places to stay earlier this year.
So not only is Waterford the best place to live but it is also the place to go!