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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
+353 51 397 055
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Hook Lighthouse Admission and Guided Tour
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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 | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
+353 51 397 055

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One day before the hurricane Ophelia came to Ireland we visited this beautiful site! We had a picnic in our camper and enjoyed the sea banging to the cliffs. Sitting and relaxing, impressed by the power of nature!

Thank Willem Jan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

well worth a visit we had a really good guide we got there for 10am on a sun and had guide to ourselves

Thank donnamarie68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Noel the guide was fantastic. Wonderful experience with great use of AV to enhance the overall sense of the place

Thank Kellys1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving up to the parking lot this place didn't look like much. Gift shop and cafe looked dated. Items look like they had been on the shelf for sometime. We opted to not climb the 115 steps up the lighthouse. We walked around to the...More

Thank nursemurphy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to visit lighthouses whenever I can. Hook Head is probably the best. Stunning scenery, great drive , important history. My guide Ann was brilliant fun as well as being informative. Don't miss it.

Thank diarcull
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we had some time my husband and I decided to visit the lighthouse even though it was a rainy and foggy day. As we approached the lighthouse, we could hardly see but it was so worth going as we were able to experience what...More

Thank damurphy127
Reviewed 1 week ago

Naturally enough the Lighthouse is positioned in a beautiful place right out on the headland. Take the tour, walk along the coast and have a snack at the cafe. It's well worth the visit.

Thank TonyandKatya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fethard-on-Sea is a feast for the eye. On the south coast of Ireland where the Atlantic meets the Irish Sea lies one of the oldest lighthouses. Nearly 800 years old, still in operation. There is a cafeteria to catch’s nite to eat. Reminds me of...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled as a family of adults - no teenagers. Absolutely fantastic! Robbie was a great tour guide. Very well done and so awesome to be able to say we've seen the world's oldest standing and functioning lighthouse (as Robbie would have us say)! Great fun...More

Thank elllenwilliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out exploring and getting fresh air with spectacular coastal views. Family friendly, quite exposed to the elements though. You definitely want raincoats/windproof coats. Not wheelchair accessible for the most part (which can't be helped - it's just the type of attraction/building it is)....More

Thank lyra23
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15 July 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
17 July 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
Pat H
22 November 2015|
Response from hook_11 | Property representative |
Thanks Pat for the lovely review, we dont respond to public reviews as we feel its best to let people judge for themselves, but we do pay very close attention to all our reviews I am glad the Grandchildren enjoyed, Rose is... More