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Fanad Head Lighthouse

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Well worth it. I was surprised to find a new carpark and a visitor centre as when I visited the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rye, United Kingdom
Charming visit

A beautiful lighthouse with stunning views. I really like the additions to the visitors centre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Tarry11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse with stunning views. I really like the additions to the visitors centre since my last visit. Tour guides exceptional. A must see if you are in Donegal.

Thank Neilan123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouse worth a visit if nearby, we had a 10mth old baby so couldn’t go up into lighthouse on tour didn’t realise that before taking the long drive out but we paid €3 to walk round the grounds nice views, think lighthouse family ticket is...More

Thank wendsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working lighthouse and there are guided tours. The views are incredible from here and the drive up to Fanad is itself spectacular. Drive via Portsalon (not the Harry Blaney bridge) for the best views. This drive really gives a flavour of just...More

Thank DublinMerlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must go to site. When we were there it wonderfful and not a cloud in sight. Donegal is a bit special.

Thank phickey18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit to Fanad lighthouse with family and a very enjoyable experience.The Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the lighthouse and the local history and this made the tournament interesting for all of us (2 families age range 4 to mid 40's). The views are...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our 2 children aged 7 and 4. We were informed that our youngest would be too small to go to the top of the light house, as I’m not great with heights this was no issue for us. The staff provide...More

Thank LouiseP1283
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On holidays in the northwest and Fanad has been on my list for a while. We did a tour, and our guide James was a pleasure. He told the history of the lighthouse at ease and with good humour. It really added to the experience....More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fanad Lighthouse on our recent visit to Donegal. It’s a fantastic structure and surrounded by the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. We drove from Downings to Fanad and the whole drive was one breathtaking view after another. We had to keep stopping...More

Thank gerpharmacy
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We did a tour of Fanad lighthouse over the August Bank holiday. Apologies for not remembering our guides name, she was from Louth. For a teenager she presented very well and made it very enjoyable. I would love to stay in the lighthouse cottages for...More

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12 September 2018|
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Response from Aldaris15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annette. No you can just show up! A
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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
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14 June 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.