Reginalds Tower

Welcome to Ireland’s oldest civic building that towers above the quay – a spectacular defensive tower with several floors and a museum inside. Climb up inside the tower, take in its stories and history and prepare to be in awe. A must-see attraction.

Reginalds Tower Reviews

  • Great tour of a small museum. Do get the guide if you can. My favourite things were The King and Knight game pieces on the 2nd floor. Cromwell's cannonball in the third. And the coin minted in Iraq in 741 that a viking had a hundred years later as money in Waterford.

    David Curran a month ago
  • The guide provided a detailed and very well-explained tour. I really recommend it for all ages, specially if you like history.

    Salomé Fernández 3 months ago
  • Interesting if you are a history buff. Originally intended as a defensive building, the tower has served many roles over the centuries, including a royal keep, a military warehouse, mint, prison and now a museum. To view all the exhibits, you have to climb a spiral staircase of 56 stone steps. I suggest taking your time and climb all the way to the very top first, and then work your way down. Take it slow and watch your every step. The steps are known as stumble steps which were deliberately designed to be of different heights and widths, making them difficult for attackers to climb. Also, the spiral staircase is orientated to the right, which made it impossible for right-handed attackers to properly swing their swords. Some exhibits on display include gaming pieces and game board, a dog collar, a Viking warrior’s sword, a decorative weight, ships nails, silver ingots, Byzantine coins, and a cannon ball lodged in the external wall from Oliver Cromwell’s successful siege in 1650. Well worth the price of admission!

    Howard Walsh 2 months ago
  • Regionals Tower stands tall and stunning on the top of the Triangle. It’s history makes you wish the walls could talk, you sense the importance of this place. Even with automobiles rushing by, it transports the history lovers mind to another time.

    Rich Murphy 2 months ago
  • Nice place, worth visiting. You can learn about the history of the city. Be aware that they accept only cash for the tickets.

    Ioannis Seitanidis 5 months ago
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4.6 stars - based on 460 reviews
Waterford County Waterford, Ireland

Opening Hours:

Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM

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