Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

Active for 800 years, Hook Lighthouse represents the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse has been active since the structure was finished in the 13th century. William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke, built this Norman tower in partnership with his Lordship of Leinster. Take a guided tour, which ends at the top of the lighthouse with stunning views of the natural surroundings. Watch for seals, dolphins, and whales in the nearby waters. If you've worked up an appetite, head to the cafe or enjoy a picnic on site. For a souvenir, visit the gift shop. Use our Fethard On Sea trip maker to add Hook Lighthouse and other attractions to your Fethard On Sea vacation plans.
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  • If you’re visiting the lighthouse definitely opt for the guided tour. Lots of information but not in an overwhelming way. Great views. Nearly full access (keep in mind it’s still a working lighthouse)...  more »
  • We took a tour of Hook Head Lighthouse yesterday morning. Our tour guide, Noel, was fantastic. He had lots of information relating to the lighthouse itself, the history of the area and stories about t...  more »
  • Historical attraction with a guided tour compulsory if you wish to go up to the top. Ample parking available with restaurant also. Relaxed and family friendly atmosphere. Well laid out with coastal walks nearby. Well worth a visit
  • We visited today and really enjoyed the experience. Very windy day but views were amazing. Ann was our guide on the tour and she was excellent. Very friendly and informative and made the visit memorable. Lovely to see she is part of a long family history involved with the lighthouse. Would highly recommend a visit.
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