Reginald's Tower
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Reginald's Tower

Reginald's Tower
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 around the waterfront.

There is a parking area across the road , so easily accessible along with a few other well known landmarks like the Clocktower.

Worth a quick short visit especially if you into Viking history
Written 14 May 2022
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m4ttieh
London, United Kingdom339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
When in Irelands oldest city you must visit the oldest civic building in the country too.
With Covid restrictions in place the displaces have been removed so that there is only an informative film left for you to watch on the top floor along with the building itself. As such its currently free to enter.
The staff are a wealth of information , just watch your head on the low ceilings and stone work
Written 9 June 2022
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Full of history and interesting stories at a reasonable price. There are quite a few steep steps up to the floors above but each floor is well set out with historical displays and one with a large screen showing a short film on the history of the tower. It was a shame that the roof top was closed as the views across the harbour would have been good but al the same a definite recommendation to visit this great building.
Written 22 June 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,927 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Reginalds Tower is a stunning defensive tower at the apex of the Viking Trianlge in Waterford. As other reviews have said here already it is currently closed for renovations but it is still absolutely worth visiting just to see it's exterior and of course the wooden boat monument beside it.
I fully intend to come back and see the interior when it reopens but don't let the fact that you cant climb ut stop you from walking along to where the quays turn to see it.
Written 18 July 2020
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ZA1972
Chester, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Having walked past the tower at dusk and read a few of the information boards in the area on Sunday evening, we had to visit on Monday morning. Surprisingly, it was free to enter but this was due to the recent removal of the artefacts (gone for a clean I think). The tower was a lot bigger inside than you can imagine, a shame the artefacts were not there. However, on the top floor (very steep winding stone steps) there was a great film to watch showing the history of Waterford and how the tower has been used over its many years.

The two ladies at the desk were very knowledgeable of the tower, Waterford and the surrounding area. In fact one lady, recommended we visited Tramore and the coastal path, such a stunning place, thank you!
Written 18 August 2022
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BigTool
Chicago vicinity458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Despite suffering from castle fatigue after a week in Ireland, this stop was refreshing. The display artifacts and information panels are focused on this particular site and the town of Waterford. The self-guided tour can easily be done in 30-45 minutes, which is exactly how much time we needed for a line of rain showers to pass. And yes, after the tour we looked for, and found, the cannonball damage in the tower's exterior wall.
Written 29 April 2024
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Barbara O
Rochester, IL41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
So glad we went. While the artifacts were not there (having conservation work done), we still enjoyed exploring the tower. The OPW had waived the admission fee because of that. Very enjoyable! Video gave a nice concise history of the settlement.
Written 22 May 2022
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Sue J
Bath, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Currently many of the old artefacts are not housed here so it's free entry. We turned up just as they were closing but they kindly let us in so we dashed up to the top and had a quick look at everything.
It's quite a tough climb to the top on windy, steep steps
Written 7 June 2022
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JC Dubois
Chamonix, France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Excellent tower showcasing Waterford's viking history. The guides are friendly and accommodating and answer all your questions. There is no guided tours but the tower is quite small and you get quite a comprehensive leaflet. The artefacts are very impressive too
Written 28 June 2023
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Reginald's Tower is an iconic historic tower along the eastern side of the quay in the area of the Waterford Viking Triangle. It was built as a part of the city’s defences originally built at the beginning of 13th Century with further development in 15th Century.

The structure and has been used for many purposes over the centuries and holds a lot of importance in Waterford as well as being the oldest civic building in Ireland. There is a replica Viking long ship is exhibited outside Reginald's Tower.

Inside the building there is a comprehensive exhibition that is spread across all floors documenting the tower’s historic past and for the admission fee charged represents excellent value for money, it is a must see whilst in Waterford City.
Written 2 November 2018
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