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Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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4.7/5 based on 800+ 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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  • We went there many times whatever the weather and we always enjoyed. We have been walking around and also took a drive around the peninsula. Kids were happy but you will need to have warm clothes and ...  read more »
  • This is the oldest working lighthouse in the world,you can pay to go up the tower and the caf√© serves great food and beverages at reasonable prices,there is great walks around it and up to the cliffs. 
  • After years of visiting the area I have finally taken the Hook lighthouse tour. This is a very informative tour not just for the oldest operational lighthouse in the world but the work of the Irish Li...  read more »
  • Really interesting guided tour you get fully explaining the long history of the lighthouse. The views from the top are amazing as well. Would recommend.
  • Because its my childhood and I will come back next summer and when I was looking at pictures of our holidays every year there was always one of the lighthouse and I love it if u want to get contact follow my Instagram:@roisingymnast9 And subscribe to my Instagram channel @roisin b
  • Excellent tour of Europe's oldest operating Lighthouse! Nice cafe and the beauty of the sea! Excellent day out!
  • Long drive but well worth it and drop into loftus hall on your way past great history to the hole place
  • Great views and an interesting tour of the worlds oldest working lighthouse
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