Hook LighthouseCurrently Closed
- Address: Hook Head, Co. Wexford, Ireland
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-51397055
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
The Hook Lighthouse is situated in the Hook Peninsula. It is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world with the present structure being about 800 years old. The Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower all year round and are one of the top things to do in Wexford. A climb up 115 steps takes you to the balcony from where you get to witness spectacular views. The lighthouse keeper’s houses now play host to the visitor centre. Trivia- The tower was built by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke.
- Guided tours of Lighthouse Tower.
- Gift shop selling gifts of a nautical nature.
- Cafe serving homemade soup, sandwiches, various seafood options and fresh scones and cakes from our bakery.
- Picnic areas and children’s outdoor games.
- Free Family Friendly events – checkout our Facebook page.
- Art workshops for adults and children are held at the Lighthouse all year round with resident artist Rose.
- Art exhibits and maritime displays.
- Free WiFi available in the cafe area.
- Child Entry: 3.50 EUR
- Travel by taxi or bike to reach the lighthouse.
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95% of people who visit Wexford include Hook Lighthouse in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.23% of people start their Hook Lighthouse visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hook Lighthouse
54.64% of people prefer walking in order to reach Hook Lighthouse
A must visit, this place is older than time it's self, no monks there now . Incredible views. Fresh air, and a coffee shop. Really worth a trip out there.
The Hook peninsula is strangely atmospheric. Coming out of New Ross, the roads get narrower and more winding, the scenery becomes that bit wilder, and you do get the sense that you're off the beaten track. Follow the road right to the end of the peninsula and you're at the lighthouse, The oldest in Ireland and still working today. It won't take you long to look around the place, especially on a cold windy day, but the cafe here is actually quite decent (good vegan options too).
Incredible lighthouse still standing! Beautiful location and easy to find (you know, being a lighthouse and that). We had a great tour by Chris and she was very informative. Lovely place for a walk too if it isn't too windy!
Excellent place, tour guides always brilliant and no charge for mothers on mothers day which was a nice touch. Nice little cafe too and gift shop. If you don't want to do the tour although I highly recommend you van just take a picnic to the grounds and enjoy the fantastic views
We (3 adults, 3 children) had a lovely time at 'The Hook'. Guided tour of the lighthouse was very interesting and the guide was very engaging & not going through the motions. Having a load of toys outside for children to play with on the very large lawn near the lighthouse is a fine way of ensuring the kids have something active to do. Ice creams available in the shop, cafe with bathroom facilities. We got a real feel for the history of the lighthouse and will be back. Lovely coastal walks can be done at the Hook too.