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Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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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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  • Gorgeous sea views. I regret not taking the tour through the lighthouse (I'm sure it was fascinating) but loved walking the grounds. What a beautiful area. Great photo opportunities.  more »
  • Every time we're in the area we try to visit The Hook, and it never fails to impress us, The views are spectacular, the fresh air exhilarating. The food at the caf√© is good too, not least, I'm told, t...  more »
  • Stopped In for a tour and some food. Basically the food was excellent and the tour was informative, fun and well worth it. The guide was excellent, view was superb even in bad weather, and place was b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • What a beautiful spot. The weather was glorious which I made the day really. Well worth a visit.
  • very windy, but nice few around. friendly staff in the small Restaurant with good Food and Drinks.
  • Good view, easy to find and nice surroundings. Didn't take the tour. Family friendly.
  • The oldest working lighthouse in Europe, worth to spend a day walking around, taking a tour inside of the lighthouse with very friendly guide and interesting stories. Coffee shop and lovely scones. Worth to stay and see the sunset, espectacular.