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“Stunning scenery”

Valentia Lighthouse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Valentia Island is absolutely wonderful - the scenery is magnificent, but I guess we were just incredibly lucky with the weather. The sea was so blue, waves crashing on the shore showing white horses, in the distance the hills, the green grass, just everything. Also near the Lighthouse is the Valentia Tetrapod Trackway showing information about this animal which walked in this area 385 millions years ago. It just makes you think that all this was here before you and will still be there long after you've gone. Also nearby is the Slate quarry which is also worth a visit - the slate was used to roof the Paris Opera House, the Houses of Parliament in London, and Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars railway stations.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I was very happy to see that they have tours now of the Valentia Lighthouse. The tour guides were great and the views were amazing. A visit to this historic lighthouse is a must!

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Great addition to tourist attractions on Valentia Island - beautiful building. Very helpful tour guides

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We were lucky enough to come upon this lighthouse whilst touring Valentia. It is very eye catching and almost romantic when it comes into view. We drove down to it, and it is a very steep drive down!! We were told there was a tour about to start and we joined the tour. The tour guide was extremely informative, knowledgeable and pleasant. She told us the history of the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's house. We got to go up to the top of the lighthouse and walk around. It is definitely a 'must see' when in Kerry. There are plans to build a coffee shop in the lighthouse keeper's house in time.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017
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