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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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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"beautiful scenery"
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"green area"
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"great tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"sunny day"
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"great attraction"
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"county wexford"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour of the lighthouse with Robbie as our guide. We had a 3 year old & 12 year old who both enjoyed it too. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very historic destination - we have been several times with visitors. It is such an ancient place - it is worth doing the tour and take a walk around the top of the walls. Plenty of parking though the approach road can be tight...More

Thank penelope105
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I travel around Dublin to capture stunning Sunset in Summer. The Sunset at Ring of Hook was one of my favourites. Nice view and place to relax and enjoy the sunset.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has easily been one of the highlights of our trip...and we never planned to go here. It popped up when looking at something else online and we figured if we had extra time we would give it a try. Boy are we glad we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing to think how they built this 800 years ago. Nice explanation from our guide as we walked up the stairs (115). Great views across the bay. Saw seals in the ocean. Easy cafe.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hook lighthouse is a must if you are travelling in this part of Wexford. Amazing views, great tour of lighthouse. Well worth a visit.

Thank SCul2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing wrong with this attraction. Who doesn't like a lighthouse?? The tour guide was knowledgeable and nice. The inside of the light house really is quite remarkable for how old it is. And the view from the viewing deck near the top is very nice....More

Thank Erik F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I spent an hour and a half walking around the grounds and taking tha tour(8 euros). The tour was informative and the views of Waterford Estuary reminded me of Gloucester Ma. In New England. We also stopped in Duncannon a beach town...More

Thank Raybo108
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say about hook head.absoulty stunning.beauitful lighthouse amazing views of the altanitc ocean.our tour guide was fantastic fun and friendly would highly recommend hook lighthouse to family and friends as a much see attraction.myself husband and my two daughters loved our tour and...More

Thank Alison F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive view. We rented a car and were not disappointed, just wish we had more time. Did not venture onto hiking trail.

Thank cmjjrn
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Yvonne C
15 July 2018|
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Response from glascnoic | Reviewed this property |
There were children at our tour from about the ages of 4. They seem to love it. There are a lot of steps to climb, but there are floors to break them up with visual information. Hope this helps.
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cristinavanni1
10 November 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
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
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