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“Walking the dogs”
Review of Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse
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US$10.79*
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Hook Lighthouse Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour
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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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were down dun cannon at the weekend we went to hook as the strong man competition was on . There. Was plenty of children's entrainment on also and it was a beautiful day out and the views were spectacular . We had light refreshments and they were very good there is an full iitinary available and we will definitely return .

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

This was the best experience if our trip. We all (10pax) had a fab day. The seafood platter was the best value of our whole trip, we are still talking about it.
Great day out for young or not so young

Thank Luluhugs_994
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Well worth the out of the way drive.
Play area and picnic area in the grounds, basketball net, jenga, connect four, plenty for the kids to do while waiting on the tour.
Tour is every 30 minutes. Nice little cafe and gift shop.
Tour was very interesting and geared for all age groups.
Plenty of steps as you would expect but the view at the top is magnificence.

Thank RoryBlanch
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We have family in Wexford so visit at least a couple of times a year. Hook Head is one of the first places I like to return too... I love it there. It's wild and mysterious in the winter, and a great place to chill out in the summer. I'm delighted this year that there were some games for the children to play with on the lawn outside, including giant Connect 4, skittles and a rugby ball.

1  Thank U2fan
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

What a delight to visit! We arrived late in the day and as such were the only people on the final tour and our guide Stephen couldn’t have been more pleasant & helpful. Whilst there are naturally a lot of stairs, they were not a problem as the tour stops at each level. Unfortunately, as it is a working lighthouse, the public cannot go to the very top to see the bulb and the mirrors but there is a smaller lamp which came from a different lighthouse in the bottom floor so you can still see what powers the lamp.

The view from the top is stunning, although you cannot walk 360 degrees around you get to see plenty!

At the weekend there are lots of extra activities to encourage people to spend time there – volleyball in the lawn, face painting, garden games etc… The gates to the car park close at 6pm but there is plenty of parking outside and an open gateway into the grounds so that people can still have some fun!

The place was very clean and the staff were very informative and friendly. There is even free wifi. In our case, we found out about Hook via the Kellogg’s promotions so we only needed to pay for the 2 children making this a very affordable 7 euros.

The journey out also passes other places of interest and it would be easy to spend a full day on this peninsula.

Thank annemn245
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