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Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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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. Put Hook Lighthouse on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fethard On Sea travel itinerary planner.
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  • Stunning views and scenery. The hook lighthouse is a beautiful place to go for a walk on either a sunny or stormy day!  more »
  • I love visiting hook lighthouse. It's such beautiful surrounding scenery. Great for a sunny day walk. There is also a place to stop for coffee etc. 100% recommended to anyone visiting Wexford.  more »
  • The grandfather of lighthouses is not to be missed. With history, walks, a cafe, and a wonderful grounds there is a day to be spent happily here. With the addition of a new chef to a wonderful, the tr...  more »
  • Robbie the tour guide was brilliant. He spotted our youngest son had difficulties and catered for him during the entire tour without us having to say anything. Simple gestures like this mean a happy experience for families like ours and we're very grateful. We had a great day. Well done Robbie and thank you.
  • Beautiful place, was foggy when we first arrived but cleared after a while. Lucky enough to get a 1 on 1 tour with Robbie. Thoroughly enjoyed it and Robbie was an excellent guide!
  • A really great place to visit for the young and old! Loads of parking and plenty of space for campers/wildcamping. Stunning views everywhere! Facilities including a gift shop, restaurant and toilets.
  • Really interesting guided tour you get a full explination on the long history of the lighthouse. The views from the top are amazing as well. Would recommend.
  • Great coastal views. Cafe is very good. A true Wexford gem # pureireland ☺