Hook Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
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Climb the 115 steps to the balcony of Hook Lighthouse,in County Wexford, described by the Lonely Planet Guide as, "the grand-daddy of all lighthouses" and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline and marine life such as seals, dolphins or even whales.
Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford is described by the Lonely Planet Guide as "a little plump lighthouse, the grand-daddy of all lighthouses" and has been voted number one lighthouse in the world. Lighthouses have a magic and mysticism of their own, none more so than the 13th Century Hook, marking the entrance to Waterford Harbour for at least 2000 years.
One of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the present structure dates back 800 years ago to the medieval tower of Hook. Today, there is a visitor centre, a café serving light meals and a gift shop, as well as the tower itself to discover.
Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower all year round and is one of the top things to do Wexford and Waterford. Climb the 115 steps to the spectacular view from the balcony.
Many festivals, events and family fun days take place at Hook Lighthouse which include our main Maritime Matters Festival held over the May bank holiday weekend, our Pirate Festival in July, our series of Summer Lectures, Heritage week Vintage Day, Ghostly Guided Tours, themed cookery demonstrations, historical re-enactments, charity fundraisers, themed art workshops and much more.
Group bookings by prior arrangement. Access to Lighthouse by guided tour only. Check website to download the Guided Tour translation in your language.