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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea Y34 KD93, 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 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 and Relax by the Sea. In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse! Social Enterprise Community Tourism Project Thank you for your reviews
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea Y34 KD93, 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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"great tour"
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"green area"
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"beautiful spot"
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"breathtaking views"
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"on site"
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"car ferry"
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"great place to visit"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband & I arrived at the lighthouse after a lovely drive down the Centre of the peninsula. There were so many people there & the weather was glorious. I did the tour of the lighthouse & I think the tour guide’s name was Ann....More

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed today

I have been to Hook Head Lighthouse numerous of times over the years and it never gets old. The Lighthouse itself inside was amazing and the tour guide was very funny and friendly. The history behind the lighthouse itself was fascinating and it is hard...More

Thank Shane W
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't go into the lighthouse as a local person told us not to bother. However we did follows their advice and followed the coastal path for one of the most breathtaking walks along the coast line that I had ever done. Glorious views and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse alone is worth the trip as it stands majesty in the rugged landscape but it’s even more appealing due to its extensive history, excellent tour, stunning views from the balcony and family fun on the Peninsula of Hook Head itself. Delighted we visited....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Our tour guide Gillian was excellent. She was very friendly and informative. Great views from the top of the lighthouse. Would recommend the tour.

Thank MartinM1103
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our resent tour of hook. It was very interesting and interactive. Mary (third generation lighthouse keeping family) was really engaging.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Finished our last day of holiday at Hook Lighthouse, what an excellent way to finish a fab holiday in Wexford. Whilst this was not our first trip to the lighthouse it was again a great spot to visit. The tour is a 'must do' and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a party of 4 adults and 2 young children aged 5 and 9. Our tour guide Mairéad was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a very good way with children to keep them interested. It was raining the day we were there but that...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse and the views from Hook head are really a must see if you are in the south east. I visited with some guests from France. A tour of the lighthouse is nice but not necessary. The views down the southern tip of Wexford...More

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a fantastic morning at this place. Highly recommend a visit. We were lucky to get a beautiful day.. kids enjoyed. We had lunch in the cafe which was very nice..

Thank Fiona M
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Yvonne C
15 July 2018|
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Response from hotellover78 | Reviewed this property |
We had our 17 month old son with us tour lasts an hour and you climb steps up in light house , children are more than welcome
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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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