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. By using our Waterford itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Reginald's Tower and other attractions in Waterford.
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  • This is a self tour. Lots of interesting artifacts and details. The stairway is very small so if you are a big person or have trouble climbing.  more »
  • Dated from the 900's this original treasure is the most important landmark in Waterford and shows a video of the entire history of the tower. Can't be missed!!!  more »
  • A curious place that's worth a visit if youre doing the museums of Waterford. There is no lift so you need to be able to climb up the 56 steps (the steps are deliberately unequal in height too). The h...  more »
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  • Historic tower. Done to the OPWs usual good standard. Well presented and worth a look.
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