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Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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Lighthouse Visitor Center
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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  • we have visited here a few times and its always beautiful and a great day out. the views are amazing the lighthouse tour is brilliant and the cafe is lovely. i would highly recommend this with or with...  more »
  • Visited today with family, lovely location! Our tour guide was Adam and he was brilliant! He gave us all the information we needed and more and was very helpful with questions. He also interacted with...  more »
  • You have to take the guided tour to go into the lighthouse but tour guide was very nice. Her family has 4 generations working at the lighthouse. The best part was walking along the rocks by the ocean....  more »
  • We brought Japanese guests on a very enjoyable visit to Hook Lighthouse. The tour was very well organised and very informative. The tour guide, Anne, was excellent and imparted the knowledge with a keen sense of humour. She was very engaging and patient with the young children, which added to the overall enjoyment of the tour. She even offered to take group photographs on the external gallery and was generous with her time and information. Would highly recommend this location for a visit and a tour.
  • Fantastic place to visit with amazing history going back to the 12th century. Perfect the whole family ­čŬ
  • Great visit to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The guide was very informative
  • The lighthouse is really cool with a great tour. And there's lots to do in the area. We went on a day out from Dublin but if we'd had time it would have been nicer to stay in the area for a few days.
  • Great place, have been here several times over the years and have always loved it here.

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