Hook Lighthouse652 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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, 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.
Hook Lighthouse Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Hook Lighthouse
- Child Entry: 3.50 EUR
How to Reach Hook Lighthouse
- 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
Hook Lighthouse Reviews & Ratings
I love coming here it's such an historic place. The tour of the lighthouse is definitely worth doing as they tell you all about the history of the place. They have a fantastic little restaurant that does great fish and chips and there is always activities going on for kids. The scenery on the peninsula is just breathtaking and it's worth going for a wander on the rocks just to appreciate the sheer beauty of the coastline.
Beautiful area, history is explained on the billboards by the lighthouse, you can access a tour of the lighthouse and the cafe has tasty options. unfortunately we did not make it on time for the tour, but the views around the area are spectacular. if your lucky, you might spot some dolphins, seals and whales around the coastline. Wrap up and be careful as it can get windy!
We went to go and see the Light House and a small something to eat and drink at the little restaurant. There were activities for the kids outside where a man dressed as a pirate got the kids to do tug o war games etc. We also took a walk down to the water. It was great and could have spent hours there with the kids playing in the rock pools. The little restaurant was very busy and took a while to get food sorted,. We only ordered snacks like a sandwich and was okay. Beer was good.
Interesting tour made even more interesting by a very enthusiastic guide (whose name unfortunately eludes me). Great views from the lighthouse and a lovely cafe. Well worth a visit
A must see! The drive out the hook peninsula I'd beautiful. The Lighthouse itself is a marvel and has been a working lighthouse for 800 years! The tour guides are entertaining and witty and really seem to love their jobs.