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Compare Wexford car hire using our car rental comparison engine for the best deals. Situated close to the busy passenger ferry Rosslare Europort, Wexford town lies south of Wexford Harbour and estuary, into which the River Slaney flows. The birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather. Wexford has many attractions to occupy the keen visitor, including Curracloe Beach, the location of the Oscar-winning Saving Private Ryan opening battle scene and the visitor centre at Hook Lighthouse. We are not forgetting the Irish National Heritage Park and Johnstown and Enniscorthy castles, to name a few. The nearest airport to Wexford is Waterford Airport, about one hour’s drive. Dublin and Cork Airports are about two and a half hours away.

Wexford hotels

Our favourite family hotels include the Riverbank House Hotel, Talbot Hotel and Whiteford House.

Riverbank Hotel
This top-ranked three-star hotel offers 23 rooms on the Slaney River estuary, minutes from Wexford Town. The hotel offers manicured gardens, Victorian furnishings, a candlelit reception area, and overlooks the river. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access, free parking, a restaurant and a garden bar.

Talbot Hotel
Located in Wexford City Centre, this popular four-star hotel overlooks the marina and offers 107 luxurious rooms. Hotel facilities include complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi access, a business centre, swimming pool, health and fitness centre, restaurant, bar and free parking.

Whitford House Hotel
Located two miles from Wexford City Centre and 12 miles from Rosslare Europort, this four-star hotel will pamper you from the moment you step through the door. Dip in the Jacuzzi & hydrotherapy pool, then indulge your senses with a decadent spa treatment! Other facilities on offer include a business centre, swimming pool and free parking. Compare cheap Wexford hotels today using our comparison engine and save.

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Best visitor attractions in Wexford

Hook Lighthouse
This 13th-century lighthouse is one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world and offers fantastic views of the Hook Peninsula from its balcony. Guided tours take you up the 115 steps to the upper tier and the lantern, and under-fives go free!

Dunbrody Abbey & Hedge Maze
Dunbrody Abbey is a stunning 12th-century Cistercian monastery; a castle, a visitor centre and one of the giant hew hedge mazes in Ireland are part of what this popular attraction offers! Also on-site are a nine-hole family golf course, a tea room and a craft gallery! Open from May to early September.

Irish National Heritage Park
There is so much to do here that you could spend the whole day and still not have experienced all on offer. The park is based in Ferrycarrig, and on your visit through the 35 acres of heritage trial, you will share the campsite, ring fort, Viking house, crannog and mill. Through the wetlands and woodland, you can try archery, panning for gold, spear throwing, rock art and rowing!

Other attractions worth seeing
Other popular tourist attractions in Wexford include Ballyhack Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Fethard Castle, Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle Gardens, Tintern Abbey, Wexford Opera House, Wexford Arts Centre, Slade Castle, The Kennedy Homestead, Enniscorthy Castle, Duncannon Fort – Military and Maritime Museum, Gravity Forest Park, Kilmore Quay, The Saltee Islands, JFK Park & Arboretum, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and Ferns Castle and Village. Thank you for visiting our Wexford Travel Guide article. Check out other destinations on our car hire in Ireland page.