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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    I have done this tour many times and it just keeps getting better! The new addition of the watch tower being opened up is great. Robbie was our tour guide and the best tour guide I've had on a tour th...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Really enjoyed the guided tour of the Light House with our 9,7,3 yr olds. Our guide was great and took his time taking photos of us on top of the light house. It is a lovely area where the kids can ru...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Headed to Hook lighthouse and the scenery in the area is amazing as you drive down onto the peninsula you can see the sea on both sides and Loftus Hall and the lighthouse laid out in front of you. The...  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    Fantastic place to visit with amazing history going back to the 12th century. Perfect the whole family ­čŬ
  • July 4, 2017
    Great visit to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The guide was very informative
  • February 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Great place, have been here several times over the years and have always loved it here.

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