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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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Having said that walking the Viking Triangle was a nice thing to do and seeing the Tower from outside sort of gave me an idea of what the Vikings had built. more »
One of the first guard towers built with mortar and was able to withstand being under attack. Walls are 10” thick and 56’ tall built by the Vikings 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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