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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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"light house"
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"guided tour"
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"on the rocks"
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"well worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"green area"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"great tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"sunny day"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the tour of the lighthouse with my partner. Robbie our tour guide was funny and full of jokes and friendly with the kids. Very interesting as i didnt know the history of it was so old. Worth a visit. 9 euro per adult.

Thank Mick C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour, interesting and some new additions since last visit. Food lovely, staff very helpful and friendly. Great day out.

Thank OliveTAL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hook Lighthouse was an amazing place to visit. The history of the lighthouse and the whole Hook head was very interesting and the tour guide was very friendly and informative. Even though the lighthouse itself was amazing, the surroundings were even more stunning. We enjoyed...More

Thank AninaANDAndy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! The tour guide was amazing and so informative. He really knew a lot about the lighthouse. Such a beautiful view of the Celtic Sea. Cute little cafe and gift shop.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with friends thru Ireland and stopped to visit Hook Head. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We loved touring the lighthouse

Thank mike46402014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hook Lighthouse is outstanding! The views are breathtaking!! You can take a tour of Ireland’s oldest lighthouse or simply walk the cliffs at calm seas. During summer months they have lawn games and a BBQ with numerous festivals each month. Do not visit the South...More

Thank IrishTravelBugLuv
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A historic and very beautiful location. Lots of space to park here. The visitor centre is free and has a nice cafe and gift shop. You can walk around and enjoy the views and lighthouse exterior without taking the guided tour if that isn't your...More

Thank VJS4369
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolute amazing time at the lighthouse. Did the tour which was fantastic! Came back the next day too had had a wander around the rocks down the the sea. Would highly recommend the lighthouse for everyone to spend some time there. Amazing history...More

Thank liz_smurf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove from New Ross down to the hook peninsula great drive, enjoyed the sites. When we got to the light house they were setting up for the big season opening starting the next day. We lucked out as it would have been so crowded the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hook Lighthouse recently and really enjoyed the experience. We had been unaware of the vast historybehind the site and the building itself so this was a real history lesson for us. The location is lovely.... really out of the way of anywhere so...More

Thank Deirdre G
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cristinavanni1
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.
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shazshev
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
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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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