Reginald's Tower, 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. 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 visited Reginald's Tower in April as part of our 2 week Ireland holiday . Named after the Viking ho founded Waterford , it is an imposing structure that you cannot really miss if you strolling... 
    We visited Reginald's Tower in April as part of our 2 week Ireland holiday . Named after the Viking ho founded Waterford , it is an imposing structure that you cannot really miss if you strolling...  more »
  • Currently interest is free because most of the artifacts in the building are in Dublin for preservation. The building is certainly very old and very cool to go through. The video on the top floor is.....  more
    Currently interest is free because most of the artifacts in the building are in Dublin for preservation. The building is certainly very old and very cool to go through. The video on the top floor is.....  more »
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  • Not open Tuesday 1 Sept at 2.30pm. Why????
  • It was a great place to stay. I liked the rustic stoney interior. I was worried about about the defence of the structure in the case of a raid, but my fears were allayed when I saw the wonderful spiral staircase. The roof has commanding views of the Quayside below. Windows were a little to narrow for me, but I understand their defensive purpose. Definitely would stay again.

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