10 Sights in Waterford, Ireland (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Waterford, Ireland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Waterford, Ireland.

Sightseeing Tours in Waterford

1. French Tower

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The French Tower is a tower at the top of Castle Street in Waterford, Munster, Ireland. It is one of the six surviving towers of the city walls of Waterford. The tower most likely dates from the 13th or 14th century. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it may well be connected with the large French community which lived in Waterford from the period following the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Many of these people were of Huguenot origin, and their descendants still live in Waterford to this day. The tower is located at the point where the city wall makes a sharp turn, coming up from Manor Street, past Double Tower, and then continuing in a northerly direction to Newgate Street along Browns Lane.

Wikipedia: French Tower (EN)

2. Watch Tower

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The Watch Tower is a tower on Manor Street in Waterford, Munster, Ireland. It is one of the six surviving towers of the city walls of Waterford. The cylindrical shape of the tower suggests that it was built in the 13th century. The arrow slit openings, or embrasures, with a gun loop at the bottom indicate that the tower was modified in the 15th or 16th century to facilitate artillery operations. The tower does not have any windows on the city side; it was built solely as a defensive structure without a secondary use as a dwelling. At the rear of the tower there are two entrances, one at ground level and another at wall-walk level.

Wikipedia: Watch Tower (Waterford) (EN)

3. Double Tower

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The Double Tower is one of the 17 towers which were part of the city walls of Waterford, Munster, Ireland. It was built in the latter part of the 15th century and the early part of the 16th century. Six of the original 17 towers survive to this day; the other five being Reginald's Tower, Beach Tower, Semi-Lunar Tower, French Tower, and Watch Tower (Waterford). The Double Tower is located on Castle Street, between the French Tower and the Watch Tower. All three towers are well-preserved, along with some parts of the old city wall between them.

Wikipedia: Double Tower (EN)

4. Reginald's Tower

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Reginald's Tower is a historic tower in Waterford, Munster, Ireland. It is located at the eastern end of the city quay. The tower has been in usage for different purposes for many centuries and is an important landmark in Waterford and an important remnant of its medieval urban defence system. It is the oldest civic building in Ireland and it is the only urban monument in Ireland to retain a Norse or Viking name.

Wikipedia: Reginald's Tower (EN)

5. Christ Church Cathedral

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Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, or more formally, the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Waterford City, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Waterford, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory.

Wikipedia: Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford (EN)

6. The Viking Triangle

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The Viking Triangle © OpenStreetMap contributors / CC-BY-3.0

The Waterford Viking Triangle is part of the cultural and heritage area in Waterford City. It is so called because of the 1000-year-old Viking walls which once surrounded it. The sites within the "triangle" include Reginald's Tower as well as the Medieval Museum and the Bishop's Palace Museum, collectively known as Waterford Museum of Treasures.

Wikipedia: Waterford Viking Triangle (EN)

7. Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

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Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore located in Barronstrand Street, Waterford City, Ireland. The cathedral is the oldest post-Reformation Catholic cathedral in Ireland, pre-dating the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 by some 36 years.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford (EN), Website

8. Medieval Museum

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The Waterford Museum of Treasures is a museum for historical artifacts associated with the city of Waterford. There are five museums in the Viking Triangle collectively known as Waterford Treasures. Its collection includes the 14th Century Waterford Charter Roll.

Wikipedia: Waterford Museum of Treasures (EN), Website

9. Beach Tower

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The Beach Tower located in Jenkins Lane car park, Waterford is a 15th century crenelated building which is part of the city defences. It was built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Suir and forms a natural defensive position.

Wikipedia: Beach Tower, Waterford (EN)

10. Waterford Castle

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Waterford Castle is a historic house on Little Island in Waterford, Ireland. The house was owned by a branch of the Fitzgerald family for hundreds of years, but was developed into a hotel in the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Waterford Castle (EN), Website


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