Fanad Head Lighthouse, County Donegal

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  • Fantastic two night stay at the end of Ireland. Weather amazing, two days on beautiful local beaches, & two fantastic sleeps in the lighthouse keepers cottages. Step back in time, no tv!! But everythi...  more »
  • The drive in was well worth it-the location is stunning and the lighthouse itself is very photogenic. We only paid the 3 euro to wander around the grounds as the tour was 40 mins later, but enjoyed wh...  more »
  • First time to visit a lighthouse and the experience was amazing. The staff there were most informative and we all enjoyed the visit. Would recommend a trip there.  more »
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  • Skip paying at the lighthouse for the tour; hop over the small fence to your left (public land) and enjoy a nicer walk along a wild coast with amazing views. The sheep are very friendly and rarely bite. Fanad is one of the last bastions of rural Irish living. 11/10.
  • We stayed in the lighthouse for the weekend (you can stay in a number of Irish lighthouses!) and it was a magical experience, the setting, the views and a lovely cosy cottage, couldn't not have asked for more. We went off season but still got a private tour of the lighthouse which was superb. Highly recommended!
  • Didn't go into the lighthouse itself but walked around and it was stunning. Beautiful area and amazing views.
  • Where lough (lock) Swilly meets the North Atlantic is where you can find Fanad head lighthouse. Standing proudly on a rocky outcrop, to give warning and reassurance to maritime traffic. Getting there is not a problem as it is on the Wild Atlantic way, easy to find with a satnav or Google maps. Once you get there parking is easy and close to the ticket office. They do take card payment, but might be a good idea to take cash. The card machine wasn't working when I went, but they do take Euro or Sterling. The tour's of the lighthouse are guided and are very good and informative. The tour will take you through some of the rooms and to the top of the lighthouse. All in all a good way to spend a couple of hours.
  • Lovely old lighthouse. Go on the tour to learn about the history of the lighthouse and Lough Swilly and all the shipwrecks over time, climb the narrow steps up to the tower and see a fantastic view all around.
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