Reginald's Tower, Waterford

4.3
#3 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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  • This is an essential stop if you’re looking into knowing more about the history of Waterford. The cost is €5 per person to go into the tower. There’s 4 floors including Viking artifacts and informatio...  more »
  • The Tower is very impressive, and it only probably takes a half hour or so to check it out thoroughly. The history behind the Tower is interesting and well presented. The location is very near other a...  more »
  • By chance we visited on the first Weds in March and received free entry. A good little exhibition, with a well produced video explaining the history of Waterford. No access to the roof though.  more »
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  • Difficulty navigating the narrow stairways, very cold! Girl at the desk was very friendly. It was a day when entrance fee was waived. Was interesting.
  • Very interesting and only €5 in gives you a brilliant story on the history of Waterford and the Tower.... Well worth a visit
  • Awesome piece of history in the centre of Waterford. Shows how the tower affected the people of Waterford over the years and how the area changed. It was also free to visit over winterval.
  • Excellent museum in a truly unique setting. Wonderful history and some days/events are even free!
  • Fascinating experience. Definitely worth a visit.

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