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“Wonderful area”

The Viking Triangle
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Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
Ranked #7 of 60 things to do in Waterford
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Owner description: Waterford Viking Triangle is the cultural and historic centre of Waterford, Ireland's oldest city, where in 914 A.D. the Vikings first settled. It is a tranquil place, characterised by narrow streets, historic architecture, atmospheric public spaces and unique cultural and heritage attractions. Wander through Waterford Viking Triangle, visit the home of the global brand that is Waterford Crystal, nine national monuments including a 13th century underground wine vault, three world class museums (Viking, Medieval and Georgian) as well as an array of craft studios, cafes and excellent gift shops. Over 1,000 years of history unfold in just 1,000 paces in this compact and authentically charming location.
Eugene, Oregon
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“Wonderful area”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Very interesting historical area. We really enjoyed walking around and reading all of the blue signs on the walls explaining what we were seeing.

Visited August 2013
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“Stunningly Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Interesting. Real. Surprising.Informative. Pleasure to visit & experience.Love the fact that ther 3 or 4 amenities are clustered.

Visited August 2013
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Orange MA
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“We came, we saw, we conquered!”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

If you are trekking in Ireland and in the Southeast- Waterford,, be sure to see the three museums that make up the Viking Triangle...Reginald's Tower, the Bishop's Palace and the new Medieval Museum (Chorister's Hall). When you buy your tickets, get them at the Bishop's Palace as the price for the 3 is less if you buy all 3 at Bishop's Palace. Start then at Reginald's Tower, a very short hop down the street, it tells the early conquest and development of the city with its Viking roots...then see the Bishop's Palace which has fabulous, old Waterford Crystal, then to the new Medieval Museum, right in back of the Bishop's Palace, it is great with fabulous gold vestments found in a chest, hidden away and now on display. It really explains a lot of the history of Ireland, why the battles continued between England and Ireland, the divide between the Catholics and the Protestants. Then see the Waterford Factory right across the street...book the tour early to see later, it is fantastic. The sales room is gorgeous. We stayed at the Waterford Marina Hotel, a very short walk away.

Visited July 2013
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south east ireland
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“Area is coming together nicely”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

This area is a must visit if you are coming to Waterford. It is still in the making, with the streets being repaved this summer (2012). The atmosphere is emerging with brilliant museums, tourist sites (Waterford Crystal) and cultural sites (Theatre Royal, and now Red Kettle) , great festivals (Harvest, Winterval, Spraoi and other small ones throughout the year. Some nice restaurants but still sparse retail.

Visited August 2013
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“Viking Triangle”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Very interesting medieval history plenty to see and do on the waterfront in Waterford a lovely city to visit

Visited August 2013
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