Hook Lighthouse

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Hook Lighthouse
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Lighthouses
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Ali G
Chippenham, UK1 contribution
Had a great visit to Hook Head lighthouse. Extremely informative and inspiring presentation by our guide Clare. Really worth a visit!
Written 19 June 2022
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Journey2022
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Love lighthouses so it was a real thrill to see one up close like this. Very interesting guided tour of the lighthouse itself The location is really special, even the drive out is beautiful and the scenery when you get there is fab. Had a lovely scone and coffee from the cafe and was lovely to sit outside and take in the view and enjoy it. Highly recommend seeing this special place.
Written 19 June 2022
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Jenny D
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Jun 2022 • Friends
We had a brilliant time at Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Our tour guide Tracy was friendly, fun and knowledgeable, and brought the history of the lighthouse to life for us. She was also very helpful with recommendations of other places for us to visit. The views from the lighthouse are incredible and it was a highlight of the holiday for me. Must visit if you are in the area!
Written 16 June 2022
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TXSeabees
United States173 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Talk about a tour that is well worth ever penny! Extremely educational and Noel was very entertaining and enjoyed making everyone feel apart of the experience! If we get in the area again we will do it again! Thank you!
Written 14 June 2022
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Anne K
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May 2022 • Friends
Had never been before so decided to go. Just had a walk around it was nice to see the view and the wildflowers. It’s worth going to see the view and the wildflowers.
Written 12 June 2022
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Caroline W
Tullamore, Ireland17 contributions
My family and I visited the beautiful lighthouse yesterday 8th June, we had the 1 o’clock tour and the guide was just fantastic, our 7 yr old dermot has autism and the guide took him under his wing and had him help with the entire tour, I’m sorry I didn’t get his name but I just want to thank him for being so kind to our son , it really made our holiday and dermot said it was the best day of the holiday , that man is a real asset to the hook lighthouse.
Written 9 June 2022
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Trek594116
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Jun 2022 • Solo
I went to see Hook lighthouse on 4th June while on a mini break, John, who was the tour guide was so knowledgeable and interesting he made the tour so great, that I brought my sister on the 6th June, we had the most delicious seafood chowder, my sister also thought it was brilliant.... thank you to John and all the staff in Hook lighthouse, it was amazing 😀
Written 8 June 2022
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Aiden O
Cork, Ireland20 contributions
Jun 2022
This is well worth the visit, and good value for money. The tour guide was a mind of information about Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Great views of the Celtic see and adjacent coastline. On site food or outdoor tables for your own picnic. Plenty of parking, including overflow parking, but busy at peak times.
Written 7 June 2022
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lilyt60
Youghal, Ireland4 contributions
We took the guided tour of Hook Lighthouse yesterday and we loved it. Despite miserable weather the atmosphere around the heritage site was lively.
The tour was really informative and enjoyable. Our guide was very well versed in the history of the lighthouse and the local area. He kept the many children in our tour interested and entertained as well.
Bravo to all and keep up the good work. In these days of travel it is very important to be aware of what is on our doorstep.
Lily T
Written 6 June 2022
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Brian Birtwistle
Birr, Ireland7 contributions
Tour guide Claire was very friendly and knowledgeable with a very upbeat, enthusiastic nature. Explained simply yet well and very informative and would certainly recommend that you take the reasonably priced tor
Written 5 June 2022
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Hook Lighthouse is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Hook Lighthouse admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €9.50, while a popular guided tour starts around €20.57 per person. See all 4 Hook Lighthouse tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Hook Lighthouse can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Hook Lighthouse tickets and tours on Tripadvisor