A Walk through the Viking Triangle
Available all year
Trave to Waterford City.
Walking Tour of the Viking Triangle.
Admission to Bishop’s Palace.
The Vikings founded Waterford City some 1,100 years ago and it had extensive trading links with Viking settlements overseas. Later, in the year 1170, the city was taken by the Normans who sealed their victory by the marriage of their leader Strongbow to Aoife, daughter of the King of Leinster. Learn the history of this fascinating city as your guide walks you through the narrow winding streets. Your guided tour will take you past some of the six national monuments dating back to 1190 through to 1783. Reginald’s Tower, where until about 1700, was the strongpoint of the medieval defensive walls that enclosed the city. Greyfriars Medieval Franciscan friary onto the Medieval Museum. The museum is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and incorporates two medieval chambers, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of what, up until the 1750s, was Ireland’s second city. The museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s and contains many items of national and international significance, including the only surviving Bonaparte “mourning cross”, which was one of 12 produced upon Napoleon Bonaparte’s death in 1821. It also contains the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal, which dates back to 1789. Following this enjoyable walk, some free time will be given in the city centre for you to explore at your own pace.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: Walking during free time is at guest’s discretion. Walking on guided walking tour is approximately 1.5km.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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