Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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. Use our Fethard On Sea trip maker to add Hook Lighthouse and other attractions to your Fethard On Sea vacation plans.
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  • Myself and my boyfriend were lucky enough to visit this fascinating Lighthouse and had an exceptional tour from Anne! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Anne was friendly and informative and really made the tour f...  more »
  • Visited the lighthouse and was guided by the warm, funny and wonderful Anne, whose own family have been involved with Lighthouse for many years. It was Mother’s Day and what a really brilliant surpris...  more »
  • three of us decided to take a drive over to hook , its a place we visit quite a bit , the scenery is fantastic , great walks across to Slade harbour we had a really good lunch in the cafe , hot , tast...  more »
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  • Awesome spot in good weather. Got there good and early and had the guide to tour the light house all to ourselves. Views from the top are fantastic. There's a coffee shop on site and a large semi enclosed area for kids to run around in. Park benches to sit down and eat at and also a bunch of toys/equipment to keeps kids entertained - a big wooden ship, balls, space-hoppers, etc.
  • Beautiful spot and a lovely lighthouse full of history. Great spot for photographers as you can see from all the photos people have added. Lighthouse has a place to eat and drink coffee inside as well as a gift shop etc. They also do sunrise tours which I’d imagine would be good. I came here for the new year sunrise this year and it was beautiful. Plenty of free parking on site.
  • Love going down to hook. It's a lovely place, nice places to walk & if it's warm enough you can go for a swim. 😊
  • Beautiful part of Ireland and well worth a visit. There is parking a cafe and great facilities onsite. Well worth the drive down.
  • Fantastic spot for a picnic the day I was there was very busy the staff tried to cope whit it the best they could but i was not able to secure a tour but the views were absolutely fantastic it was a nice day with thunder and lightning just off to coast but Sunny where we were and a lovely little gift shop and if vintage coastguard area.
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