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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
+353 51 397 055
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Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. 800 Years of lighthouse keeping. The Visitor center at Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower, a 13th Century Norman structure, built by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster, Guided tours of the lighthouse, culminating with the spectacular view from the balcony, operate at least hourly every day, the visitor centre houses a first class gift shop and there is a cafe which has seafood specials and home baking. There is a free to view Maritime Exhibition centre with Coast Guard memorabilia and information on the Whales and Dolphins which are often spotted from the Coastline.Parking is free and The Lighthouse grounds have picnic tables and free games for all to enjoy Relax by the Sea and keep an eye out for seals dolphins and even whales! In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse!Run by a Voluntary Board of Directors as a Social Enterprise Community Tourism Project Thank you for your reviews
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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Had a Fantastic visit to the lighthouse. oldest working lighthouse in the world and a lovely friendly tour guide gave us a great tour of the lighthouse. On our trip a young girl had hurt herself a few days before she came to visit the...More

Thank susansmithss
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Hook Lighthouse and surrounding seaside are totally worth the sidetrip! The views were magnificent and the history of the place is interesting! Our guide, Robbie, was knowledgeable and funny.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the lighthouse. Had a relatively calm day and was great to see the coastal views. Jason our guide was great, very interesting tour with lots of artifacts and information. Very enjoyable, definitely worth a visit.

Thank YorkshireGreg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest working lighthouse left in the world - Really interesting for all and worth the walk to the top for the view.

Thank IrishNicky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a lovely place and I think in summer time is even better to go there. You have car park, restaurant and gift shop. After the tour you can go around to have a look at the cliffs. It’s a place with history and you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reluctantly went on the tour and wondered how interesting a tour of a lighthouse could be. I’m happy to say I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Gemma L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love this place. Stunning location and lovely drive to get there in Co Wexford. Tour guide Noel gave a brilliant tour of the lighthouse and its history. Nice little cafe and gift shop on site. Great place to visit for families.

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day we visited was blustery, rainy and cold. The tour of the lighthouse is interesting and short enough to hold the interest of young kids. Even in rough weather the views from the lighthouse were wonderful. I imagine on a clear day it would...More

Thank TanyaLW
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see......Get a guided tour inside a 800 year old working lighthouse. Many thanks Chris for a fantastic tour of the Lighthouse coffee shop and grounds. Staff were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. Many thanks and best wishes Chris and staff

Thank BrendanRothwell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour of the Hook Lighthouse on Saturday 31st March 2018.It was a terrific and informative experience.It was made all the more enjoyable by the very very friendly staff . The following day we took our Son and Daughter and their family's,and they...More

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cristinavanni1
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Ellen D | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately. You would need to take a taxi. Public transport is not available.
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shazshev
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember the cost but it did not stand out as expensive. My Mum Iin law changed her mind about the lighthouse tour because of the steps and her money was refunded without us even asking. Thère is lots of outside... More
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Diane K
July 17, 2016|
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Response from ShadeTreeMechanic | Reviewed this property |
I'd venture to say dogs would be fine. It's more or less a park. I believe I had seen someone when a dog there when I visited. The lighthouse is historic and the views are great. It's a small gift shop and Cafe. The rest is... More
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