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King of the Vikings
Waterford CityCo. Waterford
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Experience the King of the Vikings, an exciting and dynamic 3D virtual reality attraction. Visit this impressive replica of a Viking house in Waterford and learn what life was like in the Viking era.

Discover King of the Vikings, a modern virtual reality experience and get up close and personal with the Viking warlords who founded ‘Veðrafjorðr’ (Waterford), Ireland’s oldest city.

Set in a replica of a traditional Viking house, your adventure takes place in the atmospheric ruins of a medieval monastery in the heart of the bustling city. Meet the Viking comb-maker, listen to stories about life in Viking Waterford and don a special helmet (a 3D Oculus Rift headset) that transports you back 1100 years.

Come face-to-face with the great heroic and legendary leader Reginald, founder of the city and King of Waterford and York. Book a guided tour in advance and enjoy a unique experience as enthusiastic guides explain the city's fantastic history.

Tips from locals

The King of the Vikings attraction is only 100 steps from Reginald’s Tower where the extraordinary treasures of Viking Age Waterford and a full-size replica Viking longship are on display.

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