We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Cionn Fhanada | Fanad, Portsalon, Ireland
+353 83 809 1199
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Unique, views, history awesome

The drive there on the Wild Atlantic Way itself was amazing. The Lighthouse is so beautiful in it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CindyLou2013
,
Houston, Texas, USA
Wonderful day out

About a 35 minute drive from Downings across the bridge, the trip out to Fanad Head is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eric P
,
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Read all 243 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Fanad Head Lighthouse, one of the worlds most beautiful lighthouses is located within the Donegal Gaeltacht on the Fanad peninsula. Join us in a tour while taking in the spectacular scenery, and exploring the wonderful natural world around us! Learn about the role of the lighthouse and the lives of the light-keepers in our visitor centre or enjoy a unique getaway staying in one of the lighthouse keeper's houses!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“light house” (19 reviews)
“amazing views” (14 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Cionn Fhanada | Fanad, Portsalon, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 83 809 1199
Write a ReviewReviews (243)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"light house"
in 19 reviews
"wild atlantic way"
in 15 reviews
"amazing views"
in 14 reviews
"steep steps"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"family ticket"
in 7 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 10 reviews
"self catering"
in 4 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 3 reviews
"lovely drive"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 5 reviews
"per adult"
in 3 reviews
"great insight"
in 3 reviews
"tory island"
in 5 reviews
"local area"
in 3 reviews
"sitting room"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive there on the Wild Atlantic Way itself was amazing. The Lighthouse is so beautiful in it's setting right at the head of the Bay and views forever. [filmed parts of the new Star Wars right across the water]. Nice walk from the carpark...More

Thank CindyLou2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

About a 35 minute drive from Downings across the bridge, the trip out to Fanad Head is beautiful. The lighthouse and surrounding area is worth exploring. There is a new building on site that wasn’t there last year, with restrooms and a proper parking lot....More

Thank Eric P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took friends to see the Lighthouse for the first time, they had a fantastic trip to it and the weather was beautiful, as for our guide Megan she gave us a very amazing tour

Thank HughandEileen12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fanad Head - Iconic location. What a wonderful trip and guides. However, disappointing to find the new car park and toilet facilities have no tearoom. 6 stars for the addition of an option for a cup of tea or coffee and a wee traybake!

Thank David V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fanad Head Lighthouse is a jewel in the crown of Ireland’s national treasures- beaches, coastlines and rugged cliffs. The accommodation has been tastefully renovated. The little extras - the fire is set, just ready for a match, tea lights to add to the ambiance and...More

Thank Moraexplorar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This light house is beautifully situated on a rocky coast and thus is the reason for its placement. A handsomely built beacon for the sea goer. The tour guides here are amazing with their detail of the lives that have been lost and saved. The...More

Thank BRSIMPSON
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasnt sure what to expect from this tour but i am so glad we done it. We had 3 kids 6years and 2 almost 8 year olds and they loved it. The weather wasnt on our side as it was very foggy so we...More

Thank ainemc80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of the road on the western side of Lough Scully, the setting here is spectacular. Plenty of great spots for good photos, if you want to visit the lighthouse check ahead for opening times. It was not open when we arrived, early...More

Thank bobjanh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour of lighthouse. Young Megan our tour guide very knowledgeable and great Craic. We'll worth a visit. 👍😁

Thank COBRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wound up here accidentally, whilst trying to find Great Pollet Sea Arch (which is inaccessible ... see my separate review on that). Anyway nice view of the lighthouse. We decided to skip the fee to go in. Still, worth a visit if in the...More

Thank QGJohn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Portsalon Hotels
The Carrigart
51 reviews
14.91 km away
Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel & Spa
1,124 reviews
15.06 km away
Ballyliffin TownHouse Boutique Hotel
167 reviews
15.09 km away
Ballyliffin Hotel
407 reviews
15.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Rusty Nail
193 reviews
11.46 km away
The Singing Pub
356 reviews
13.99 km away
Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin
547 reviews
15.28 km away
The Curlew Cafe and Crafts
60 reviews
15.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Great Pollet Sea Arch
22 reviews
2.20 km away
Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre
136 reviews
11.18 km away
Logue's Bar
73 reviews
15.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Stacey W
13 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ainemc80 | Reviewed this property |
Not suitable for a buggy and i couldnt imagine you being able or allowed carry a baby or small child up the stairs.
0
Votes
Ts H
28 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from ccmacni | Reviewed this property |
I would allow about 90 mins for it.
0
Votes
;