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Hook Lighthouse

Address: Hook Head, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035351397054
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Resort communities, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. 800 Years of lighthouse keepinh...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Lighthouses, Resort communities, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. 800 Years of lighthouse keepinh. 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 Not for profit Community Tourism Project
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Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Hook Head Lighthouse recently and although we had been in the area lots of times before we had never went right down to the lighthouse. The views from here are amazing out over the peninsula and it was a beautiful day. The tour of the lighthouse was very informative. There is a coffee shop there too and the... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit Hook Head this mid term with my 13 year old granddaughter. The day was cold and sunny, and the village of Fethard on Sea was empty. But Hook Head was a revelation, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. The world's oldest working lighthouse just reeks of centuries of history and the tour guide really brought it to... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The scenery is spectacular go up to the top of the light house and see for yourself then have a lovely lunch or a cup of tea in the cafe or even have your wedding photos done there.would recommend it 100%.

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County Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Hook is always worth a visit, summer or winter and if it is windy, the wild sea and waves and foam is an extra attraction. Tour of the lighthouse is well worth the effort, great view. Good café and also lot of history items also on view. If day is nice, a walk left along the sea and around... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Worth a visit, much to our surprise we were offered a valentines couples special. Pizza to share glass of wine each, a hot chocolate and a tour of the lighthouse for €25. A great day out, our guide was great as was the service and food.

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Allen, Michigan
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36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A nice stop on our tour in March. The drive out to it provides some great views of the Irish countryside with the destination providing great 360 degree views of the area. The tour was very informative giving us a good history of the light and those who ran it. The view from the tower was great, but would definitely... More 

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northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A wonderful location and a fantastic guide. It is really interesting and worth climbing to the top for the wonderful views; There is a cafe and shop and you can paint on slates. It is really well preserved and enjoyable. The tours run every hour in the winter and then every half an hour in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Take the tour ! You don`t often have the chance to get into one of the many irish lighthouses. Staff is very friedly and will answer all your questions. Also walk along the coast to the next village (ask staff), its a lovely walk !

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I have been here before when I was a child a day had enjoyed it. My boyfriend had never been so we went. The weather was wild but we had so much fun. We took the tour of the lighthouse, it was €6 each which is not bad at all. The tour guide was a young man and he was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

this lighthouse is in a spectacular location at the end of hook head,Fethard,Wexford does not matter what the weather is like,good or bad as itgives a fantastic panoramic view of the coast and Saltee Islands to theEast.The tour is interesting and informative.nice coastal walks but beware freak waves in high winds!Neat cafe for light bites also. Great history to the... More 

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