The Viking Triangle, Waterford

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The Waterford Viking Triangle is part of the cultural and heritage area in Waterford City. It is so called because of the 1000-year-old Viking walls which once surrounded it. Perhaps the most famous building in the triangle is Reginald's Tower (which contains the Viking Museum) but the triangle is also the site of the Medieval Museum and the Bishop's Palace Museum, collectively known as Waterford Museum of Treasures.SitesReginalds TowerThe best-known building in the Viking Triangle is Reginald's Tower, the oldest urban civic building in the country, situated on the Quays/The Mall, in Waterford. It has performed various functions over the years and today is a civic museum.Waterford CrystalThe Waterford Crystal factory and showroom are on The Mall, which is just to the south of the Triangle. Guided tours are available for the factory.Waterford TreasuresThere are three museums in the Viking Triangle - collectively known as Waterford Museum of Treasures. The Viking Museum is housed in Reginald's Tower. The Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace Museum are close to Cathedral Square.The Medieval Museum includes two medieval chambers, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The only piece of clothing from Henry VIII, a cloth cap, is housed in the museum.The Bishop's Palace Museum is a 250-year-old Georgian structure and contains artifacts dating from 17th century Waterford to the presen.French ChurchAnother much on Bailey's New St./Greyfriars is the French Church (Greyfriars Abbey), a Friary dating from the 13th century.
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  • We took the Epic tour with our 4 year old Viking & 6 yr. old. Derek was the tour guide and started our tour by having a sword fight with our little Viking, it was great and we all enjoyed the walk aro...  more »
  • This was place was great. If you are interested in Vikings then you need to visit. Certainly discusses Viking history but I feel you need to actually go into some attractions to have the whole experie...  more »
  • How to make a dip over time, a few hundred meters but that immerses you in a distant era vikinga Celtic glimpses and attention to detail, excellent location for souvenir photos. very clean place and faithfully kept
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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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