Reginald's Tower, Waterford

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#2 of 8 in Museums in County 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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  • It was built like a part of the city fortification. I cannot say it is very interesting but if you in Waterford it makes sense to visit it.  more »
  • We visited in July 2017 family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 and 14... Kids 11 and under are free 12 and over and they are classed as students...seriously?! The 14 yr old only just completed 1st ...  more »
  • Very interesting spot. There is a film to watch first on the top of the tower and plenty artifacts to look at. 5e entry fee. Not for those who find climbing old steps difficult  more »
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  • great museum ! students pay only 3€ !!! love the vikings and this museum describes what they did really well! highly recommended ;)
  • Historic tower. Done to the OPWs usual good standard. Well presented and worth a look.
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Where to stay in Waterford

There aren't an overwhelming number of places to stay in the city center of Waterford, so consider looking into options in the surrounding neighborhoods. There are a few hotels, smaller lodgings, and a hostel in the heart of the city--the Norman quarter. However, as you venture outside the city center you'll find many traditional bed and breakfasts, cottage-style guesthouses, and family-owned accommodations. The city is easy to get around, so if you stay in a more commercial area, you will still be able to experience the magic of its medieval streets and fortifications.
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