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Reginald's Tower

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| The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
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All reviews top floor narrow stairs watch your head viking artifacts worth the climb piece of history three floors video presentation third floor interesting building short film self guided tour great history quick visit viking boat small museum on display
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great old tower, easy to get to and great explanations of its history. Interesting part of Waterford

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history, so much information!! Even climbing up the narrow stairs brought me back in time!! The mini movie on the top floor gave so much insight into the history, lives and development of the town. Brilliant, absolutely a must when in that part...More

Thank northsidelass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reginalds Tower is situated in an area known as the Viking Triangle, We visited the day it free entry. It is has several floors giving its history as garrison,barracks & women's prison. The disappointing thing was that there was no access to the roof which...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

right downtown. my husband is a history buff and was pretty impressed with artifacts and presentation. There are stairs to climb so..... Excellent intro to city's history

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

If there is only one thing to see in Waterford, it is the tower. Thirty minutes and €5, and you ascend 3 floors on a stone spiral staircase and learn of the Viking settlement and integration in medieval Ireland. There is a Viking longship replica...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We enjoyed learning about the history of Waterford at this museum. The structure of the tower makes for a great setting

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We used our OPW card to visit this historic tower. Well worth climbing the steps to different levels to explore the history and the role Reginald's Tower played in Waterford.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Educational and interesting visit. Good to see part of the Waterford Viking Triangle, the tower is an icon for the city.

Thank mccarthy2010
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a must see!!!! An old tower built by Vikings that is still intact over 1000 years later. The history of the Vikings in Ireland was not was I was expecting to learn about when I visited , but it was very interesting to...More

Thank Christy F
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Hi, as mentioned it depends on how your claustrophobic tolerance is. The stairwell is narrow and round, each of the floors are wide open, so no problem there.
1 July 2016|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Hi, you cannot purchase tickets in advance for Reginald's Tower, you can for the Medieval Museum and the Bishop's Palace. The tour of Reginald's Tower takes about 45 minutes.