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
Hook Lighthouse - Review
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 Information
- 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.
Hook Lighthouse Ticket Prices
- Child Entry: 3.50 EUR
How To reach Hook Lighthouse by Public Transport
- Travel by taxi or bike to reach the lighthouse.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hook Lighthouse
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 Trips
Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Reviews
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.
This is a top tourist attraction the the sunny south east of Ireland and well worth the visit. It's a little off the main road and as it's on a headland its at the end of the road. There is an old coastguard station and a lighthouse to visit as well as a cafe/coffee shop with clean toilets and picnic tables. The lighthouse visit is well done with audio and video presentations that are quaint and interlaced into the guided tour of the lighthouse. It's a working lighthouse too so there are interesting things to see for geeks. The situation is out on a wild rocky headland and you can extend your visit for free by gambolling around the rocks under the lighthouse.
Very interesting tour with our friendly tour guide Noel. Definitely worth the money as you not only learn about Hook Lighthouse but other lighthouses too. As we were from Scotland, Noel tailored some of the tour to Scottish history and Scottish lighthouses. It was my mum's birthday on the day we went too, so she got a sing song from Noel at the top of the lighthouse, she won't be forgetting this birthday in a hurry!
Great view from the top so take the tour. Great that you can visit the gift shop etc without paying to go on the tour. There's a cafe and toilets on site. They take card payments. Tour guides are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. Take note that there are a lot of steps up through narrow spaces, and the same amount all the way down so it's not for anyone who isn't able for steps/stairs, narrow stairways or heights.
Highly recommended. Budget ticket for family 2+2 to visit such historical lighthouse. Well done for Robbie very friendly tour guide. Picnic tables outside and family games available for free. Coffee shop also serves hot food if desired. My daughter made a wonderful sketch of lighthouse that night at hotel.