Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Province of Munster / County Waterford / Waterford / Reginald's Tower
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.
Reginald's Tower Reviews
Unfortunately when you are there in the off-season, this happens! I guess things have to have maintenance from time to time. It was one of my main reasons to visit Waterford, so if it's yours, you.... more »
I wasn’t sure I wanted to see this but an excellent guide in period costume who acted the part of a household staff member ensured that the entire visit was memorable and well worth while. 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.
Plan your trip to Waterford
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Waterford
Hidden gems in Waterford
Historic Sites in Waterford
Shopping in Waterford
Plans to Reginald's Tower by other users
44 days in Europe BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Kilkenny BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium