Reginald's Tower, Waterford

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#2 of 10 in Museums in County Waterford
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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  • We came to Waterford for the day with no specific plans. We soon stumbled across Reginald’s Tower and I’m so glad that we did. It has some fascinating artefacts inside. The first two floors of the mus...  more »
  • Saw this as we drove to our hotel and ended up walking back to it for dinner. Very cool and definitely worth checking out.  more »
  • As soon as you enter the tower, you can feel the atmosphere within. The sense of history pervades everywhere, from the depth of the walls, the artifacts on display, the journey up centuries old well w...  more »
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  • Great museum I waterford. Handy little audio visual in the top. Great staff. Really helpful. Just see for the history buff
  • Said to be the venue where Strongbow and Aoife had their wedding banquet in 1170 - Reginald's Tower is a must-see in Waterford, an icon of the city and an interesting tour.
  • 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.
  • Nice pics, you can take...

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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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