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“Taking in the sea air.”
Review of Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse
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US$10.81*
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Hook Lighthouse Admission and Guided Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Attraction opens at 9am beautiful view all around from coffee shop out door picnic area and top of lighthouse. Lots of things going on for children during holidays etc.

Thank Carol E
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

What an amazing little gem found in Co. Wexford. Went here with some friends for the first time, and the place is amazzing. Great and interesting detail about how Hook Lighthouse came about. Tour guide was brilliant in explaining the history of the place. Lovely play area out side for children with area for a picnic. Would come back here again

Thank TipperaryAmi
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Excellent amenity in a most beautiful spot. Everything seems to be laid on, games for children, all amenities. Restaurant has excellent food. I would hav3e given it 5 stars but for one small omission. I cycled there and was surprised to find that there was no place to "park" the bikes. The afternoon I visited there were quite a few cyclists about the place, all of us trying to prop our bikes against picnic tables.It's a small complaint for such a great spot. A little bit more thought and Hook would have earned my 5 stars.

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

A good place to visit for a couple of hours.A tour of the lighthouse is available but at a cost.It is just as good to walk around the base of the lighthouse bring a pair of binoculars and whale watch from the shore.

1  Thank dublinbren58
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Thank you for a lovely morning of entertainment. My two boys had such fun visiting the lighthouse and being entertained by pirates.They got their faces painted and spent the day playing pirates. Brilliant!

Thank Annie W
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