Reginald's Tower, Waterford

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Set in the historical Viking Triangle, Reginald's Tower represents a circular defense tower and the oldest civic building in Ireland. Built in 1003, the tower was originally constructed from wood but later rebuilt with stone in the 13th or 14th century. Explore the building that has been utilized as a mint, a prison, a military storehouse, and wedding venue. Today the site houses the Waterford Viking Museum. During your visit, you will learn about the Vikings' influence on Irish history. Try to spot the cannonball still lodged in the tower wall. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Reginald's Tower by using our Waterford trip planner .
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  • I personally was not able to climb the stairs, but even though I waited for them in the entry area, the folks that manned the tower were wonderful in giving me a tour from the ground. Regardless of wh...  more »
  • Reginald's Tower reminds you that Waterford was established by the Vikings before Dublin. The tower was rebuilt in the 1100's, and you get an excellent sense of Viking history here. This is one of the...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum tower. Great displays and information on the history of ancient Waterford showing the viking, Norman, and Irish impacts on the area. For a small donation you get to take your time going through the tower exploring the exhibits at your own pace.
  • Very interactive and informative. The staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful as well. The first of the month or at least the first Wednesday of the month was free which was an added bonus! Watch your head on the steps 😂
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