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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  • It was interesting to find out more details of Norse/Anglo-Norman history from the Waterford area, which is steeping in ancient history.  more »
  • very old, on the edge of the center beginning of the promenade, was locked when I was there, nice to walk around, sitting terrace on one side of the turret.
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  • 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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