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Fanad Head Lighthouse

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Stayed at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

Please see review of the entire complex. In summary an unforgettable experience, well worth it and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dundalk, Ireland
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Beautiful & Amazing Location

Beautiful Lighthouse & Location 632332231 We visited a few days ago and were blessed with a... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Fanad Head Lighthouse, one of the worlds most beautiful lighthouses is located within the Donegal Gaeltacht on the Fanad peninsula. Join us in a tour while taking in the spectacular scenery, and exploring the wonderful natural world around us! Learn...more
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| Cionn Fhanada, Baile Láir, Portsalon, Ireland
+353 83 809 1199
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All reviews light house wild atlantic way family ticket amazing views well worth a visit steep steps our tour guide self catering great tour fear of heights sitting room lovely drive beautiful spot great insight local pub short drive tory island
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please see review of the entire complex. In summary an unforgettable experience, well worth it and a credit to the team who manages the facility

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Declan_Dundalk
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Lighthouse & Location 632332231 We visited a few days ago and were blessed with a beautiful sunny, crisp day. It was perfect! I really wished we could have gone onto the grounds of the lighthouse (but there was no access) or done a tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had a flying visit to this stunning site on our last day on our 1st Irish holiday. As like most places in this are, the views are to die for.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claudia D
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Went here on the bank holiday monday. Interesting tour of the lighthouse and the people at the cafe/shop couldnt have been friendlier

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank donegalman2015
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Wanting to see the sunset from Fanad Head we arrived later in the day, so we didn't do the tour of the lighthouse. In a word, magical. The entire area is amazingly beautiful. Make sure to walk around the entire site...especially the area to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linerguy
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The guide was really helpful and the whole place is a showpiece of the great work bro g done by Irish Lights. Well done

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It was chilly and very windy, but the beauty of Fanad Head Lighthouse made it worth the visit. Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue E
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My husband and I came here for sunset after a rainy day. It was a beautiful place to stop by and enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunny M
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

So beautiful and great experience all around. Our two smalls were not able to go all the way up as the steps are too dangerous and they weren't just tall enough yet (1.2m) but were entertained by another tour guide with flags and captains hat....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Well worth it. I was surprised to find a new carpark and a visitor centre as when I visited the area last year there was nothing there but work been done. First of all we grabbed a lovely coffee which was enjoyed before paying to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tarry11
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Annette B
September 11, 2018|
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Response from DublinMerlin | Reviewed this property |
No you can buy at the visitor centre when you arrive during season or off season at the entrance to the lighthouse. there won't be a queue it's not that kind of exhibit
July 9, 2018|
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Response from craig t | Reviewed this property |
The tours are 30 to 45 minutes. You do get to go up in the lighthouse tower, plus look around the grounds. We stayed at the lighthouse (they have two units they rent out) for two nights. As part of us staying at the... More
Stacey W
June 13, 2018|
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Response from ainemc80 | Reviewed this property |
Not suitable for a buggy and i couldnt imagine you being able or allowed carry a baby or small child up the stairs.