Step back in time with a guided tour of this astonishing still-intact medieval lighthouse. Discover Hook’s fascinating history, and there’s plenty of it given that this site’s been home to a beacon since the 5th century.
Hear compelling stories from life on the coastal edge and find out more about the top-class technology at work keeping people safe at sea today. Then, step out onto the lighthouse’s four-storey high balcony to enjoy simply spectacular panoramas. Watch out for that refreshing sea spray though, it can reach the top of the lighthouse in stormy weather!
Back at ground level pop into the visitor centre and gift shop. And be sure to leave time to treat yourself with a coffee and homemade scone in the café before you journey on to explore the Norman castles, Cistercian abbeys, historical gardens and sandy beaches all around beautiful County Wexford.
A jewel in the Ireland’s Ancient East crown, guided tours of the lighthouse tower are on offer seven days a week, while bespoke and private tours – including sunrise and sunset options – are also available. The sunrise and sunset tours are lead by a local guide and culminate in the watch-room and balcony. There, visitors can savour Irish mead, prosecco, tea/coffee along with Ballyhack smokehouse smoked salmon on traditional brown bread and homemade canapés, all while watching the breathtaking vista as the sun rises or sets.
Hook Head, Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford
Child (5-16 years) €3.50
Children (under 5 years w/ accompanying adult/family) Free
Family (1+1) €12
Family (1+2) €15
Family (2+1) €20
Family (2+2) €22
Family (2+3) €24
Group rates available on guided tours and in café depending on time of day/week/year by pre-booking during office hours.
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