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Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful views even before you go inside. Lots of seals around, having a look at us while, we stared at them. A lot of fun! Very windy!! Certainly blows away the cobwebs 
  • We were Showing around by a very knowledgeable person she gave lots of history facts along as making it interesting 
  • Lovely place. You can feel strengh of ocean and walk along the coast. Disadvantage is it is not available by public traffic. 
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  • 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 ☺