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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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Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
+353 51 397 055

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit this afternoon. Jason our tourguide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. We would highly recommend a visit if you come to this part of Ireland.

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place on a good summers day. The place is usually buzzing in the summer months with camper vans everywhere. A beautiful scenic area with so much history to it. Picnic in the green area out front is relaxing and provides a safe space...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place my Dad would have fond memories of visiting as a child as would I as he always took us there each summer. I can now share this with my children. Every time I visit I feel something has been improved. There...More

Thank delaney87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived here yesterday evening with a friend from Toronto at 7 minutes past 5pm. We were refused entry to the last tour because we were 2 minutes late. Is this the hospitality that exists in Wexford I ask myself? The guy that was working, stated...More

Thank shanecardiff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was very informative & interesting. The tour guide was enthusiastic and interacted with the children on the tour. There were videos and interesting facts along the way, we even saw the old light from the top of the lighthouse. The tour took around...More

Thank Libby556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning Views very tranquil. Very well looked after lighthouse as its 807 years old. Great story behind it all too. Should deffo visit..

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hook lighthouse is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Wrap up warm as incredibly windy. Possible to visit the lighthouse (charged). There is a coffee shop and toilets inside. Ample free parking. Take care of small children with the cliffs & sea.

Thank 5goosie
Reviewed November 4, 2017

A very interesting experience surrounded by lovely nature. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Interesting history. Great food in the café!

Thank Ruffino67
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Ended up here on Halloween after a drive from Wexford town. Arrived in time for the 4pm tour of the lighthouse. Our guide Noel was fantastic and made the tour great fun but educational at the same time. It's fascinating to tour inside such an...More

Thank Micheal G
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Not just any lighthouse - it is the second oldest functioning lighthouse in the world (after the Tower of Hercules in Spain). It was constructed by Strongbow's son-in-law, William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, between 1201 and 1240 so it's almost 800 years old. Even before...More

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November 10, 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.
July 14, 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
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