Reginald's Tower, Waterford

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Civic Center · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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  • Reginald’s tower is a landmark in Waterford and unfortunately it’s closed due to Covid restrictions at present. It’s a great photo opportunity and you can read the history of the Tower.  more »
  • Not open at the time I was there but this is a very beautiful defensive tower, and also the landmark in Waterford. It is possible to visit inside.  more »
  • Very well done to all concerned. Another great historical site to visit. If you're in Waterford then add this one to your list. A special mention to the lady at reception... well done you. Don't forget to ask where the cannon ball in the wall is.
  • I love history and this tower and surrounding area really has so much that it would take at least 3 days to see it all. The tower is a bit tough to walk through if your not very mobile. Wheel chairs would not go beyond the first floor.

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