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Reginald's Tower

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tower is in the heart of Waterford and is impressive. The history is amazing. The tower is ancient and you feel like you’re going back in time when you climb to the upper floors. It’s in walking distance to pubs, etc.

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower museum was a good half hour visit. There was a small fee. The building has a very very long history. Top floor gave a very good video of the history of Waterford and the Viking and British influences. After the video you can...More

Thank Malone2
Reviewed 1 week ago

On tour around Ireland...visited the Tower which was very well preserved 3 floors of display with spiral staircase to the top....lovely views when you got there.

Thank Eatons1939
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of the viking sites in waterford. Very small, but interesting to see. Was closed but I'm not sure that we missed anything. You can walk up and examine closely

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a 12th century defensive round tower right alongside the river. There's even a cannon ball embedded in the outside wall dating from 1650 during the siege of Waterford by Oliver Cromwell's army when ships on the River Suir bombarded the city. Inside the...More

Thank GiovanniCork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far our best value for the euro in Waterford, at €5/person and since we were there at 2 pm we got a guided tour (for just the two of us) from Ben, an archaeologist with loads of knowledge and bits of information....More

Thank Kimberlee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to step back in time and feel the history come alive! Mind your head and footing step old steps into time. All of the OPW tour guides are awesome wonderful! Tip: This is part of the OPW. An annual park pass is handy....More

Thank Chuckie35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting little museum full of artifacts. There were a few interactive displays and some nice views from the top of the tower.

Thank Trekduet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected a little more, but all in all it was a pleasant enough visit. I particularly enjoyed the film at the beginning which gave a brief history of the town. Not that much to see int eh way of exhibits, but still interesting.

Thank Andrew W
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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.