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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

Came here with wife and kids and shamefully have to admit we knew very little about the oldest working lighthouse in the world and also Ireland's hidden gem. We came in to book on for next tour were told we have to wait only 5...More

Thank shanebrowndub
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Hook Lighthouse as part of our road trip around Ireland. It was a dull, cold and rainy day but the warmth of the welcome we received and the hot food, with delicious fish ingredients, in the cafe made us forget all about the...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lighthouse is stunning, It is worth the drive from wherever you are. Spend the day have lunch, enjoy the sea. There is a little shop to by souvenirs and have a light bite.

Thank 8Ilovetotravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see! the staff are very friendly and the gift ship is a great place to get souvenirs.

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hook Lighthouse did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend the guided tour. The steps were not bad and there are informative breaks along the way if you need a rest. It’s well worth it to step out on the top for the views and the...More

1  Thank podgelina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, well worth seeing. The lighthouse itself is not for everyone as there are lots of steep steps on the way up. One of our kids was afraid to go into the lighthouse and I had to stay with him outside. But my 7-year...More

Thank Paulina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and had such a lovely time! We were the only two on the tour, but all of the staff were so warm and friendly. Our guide was so informative and made the tour such an enjoyable experience. The lighthouse itself is great!...More

Thank Thevengaboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I have visitors I always recommend a trio to the hook lighthouse. The views are spectacular; the tour is informative and really well done. The shop has some lovely bits and pieces and then there's a restaurant with great food and stunning views. There's...More

Thank Psychicbabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of adults - 8 - went out to the Hook and boy were we not disappointed. We bought our tickets with Anne at the desk and she was to be our guide. We had about 30 Italian students in the Group and a...More

Thank 1971Peter1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place and beaming in sunshine. Certainly worth every minute of drive from the not-so-nearby Dublin. Kids will enjoy the many walks and run as this place has a wide green area. There is also a little cafe / restaurant where the chef cooks food...More

Thank sue p
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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