Skip the Line: Hook Lighthouse Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

Fethard On Sea, Ireland
Small Group Tour of Hook Lighthouse

From $12.88

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow in the wake of lighthouse-keepers through the centuries with admission to the Hook Lighthouse on southeast Ireland’s Hook Peninsula. Travel independently to the building — a beacon for Waterford Harbour for over 800 years — and the world’s oldest working lighthouse. Then, enjoy a tour of the medieval tower: climbing the well-trodden stairs, hearing about past keepers, and admiring panoramic views from the balcony. Includes entry to the visitor center with its exhibits, shops, and café.
  • Admission ticket and tour of the Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford
  • Explore the world’s oldest operational lighthouse
  • Tour the tower and staircase, and absorb epic sea views from the balcony
  • Climb the spiral steps and hear tales of the keepers of old
  • Includes admission to visitor center with its exhibits, shops, and café
  • Choice of departure times to suit your schedule
  • Shared small-group tour with five people or fewer

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

What To Expect

Hook Lighthouse

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes for climbing the 115 steps inside the tower to the viewing balcony
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Great tour
    Robert_S, Aug 2023
    We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Paul. I’d definitely recommend this tour. It was very informative.
    Worth a visit
    Cathy_C, Jul 2023
    Great tour guide , ans lovely walk.arou d surrounding cliff area. Food in the cafe wasnt great. Easy to find and qorth the drive
    Gintare_B, Jul 2023
    It was a very lovely and interesting tour!Lots of humour during this great tour.Loved this tour very much!Would go again.
    The Hook Lighthouse- yet another hidden gem
    Ruth_G, Feb 2023
    I visited the Hook Lighthouse for the first time on Sat 04/02/23 with my hubby & son. We had an amazing tour guide who knew the history and features of the hook so well and he made the trip fun and memorable. We were fascinated by the beautiful scenery, rich history and unforgettable features of the lighthouse and its surroundings especially knowing that we were standing on the second oldest operating lighthouses in the world. Overall, we loved everything about our tour and got value for the money and more, will definitely recommend it to friends and come back again.
    The tour guide Jason was...
    Sinead_C, Aug 2022
    The tour guide Jason was excellent. Nice day out for all ages. Best on a sunny day when you can see the surroundings clearly.
    Absolutely fantastic day.
    Helen_D, Jul 2022
    From arriving at the Lighthouse, we were met at the ticket desk who had our tickets ready and all staff were so friendly. The guide then took the tour of the light house. He was so knowledgeable, kind, very helpful and really happy to explain the full story and more about the area and what we looked out from the Lighthouse.
    We had a wonderful tour...
    Mary_C, Jul 2022
    We had a wonderful tour of Hook Lighthouse. I was expecting it to be dark inside but it was surprisingly bright. Tracey our guide was excellent and so open to answering any questions put to her. We would highly recommend it.
    Trudy_H, Jun 2022
    Guide at the lighthouse was Noel who was really excellent and inclusive of all there. Tour was very informative and we had a lovely lunch alfresco afterwards beside Hook Lighthouse
    Oldest lighthouse in the world
    Sven_J, May 2022
    Interesting place,oldest lighthouse in the world and you get to walk around it. Kids play area outside
    Siobhan_C, Apr 2022
    The tour guides were very friendly,and made the whole experience very enjoyable.We all had a great time.
    A must see for the views and the tour!
    KimberlyTenerelli, Mar 2022
    The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable! You could tell he cared about the subject matter and definitely researched the lighthouse and the history of it. It was an absolutely enjoyable experience. The views from the viewing platform were indescribable. Definitely worth the visit and the tour.
    A delightful tour
    Michelle_F, Jan 2022
    Noel was. Wonderful guide who made us feel comfortable straight away. He is very good with children and included them in the tour. A beautiful experience !
    A great day out!
    JoanneUprichard, Nov 2021
    I love lighthouses and try to visit any when I can. The visit to Hook was excellent! We were able walk right round the grounds, ad then the tour inside the lighthouse was really interesting the guide was really enthusiastic, knowledgeable and has inspired us to research of our own. Also had some lovely soup in the cafe with a great sea view. It was a great day out.
    Hook head
    mae_t, Nov 2021
    We had a brilliant tour guide Noel, He made it all so interesting and so gave us so much information we really enjoyed it also so good to keep the younger children in the group interested
    Amazing piece of 11th Century history
    Laree_W, Aug 2019
    Everyone should go see the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Original interior building still intact. Go see it worth every cent
    Must see visitor attraction
    Moira_H, Aug 2019
    Delighted to finally visit Hook Lighthouse with my two young boys. We had an excellent tour guide in Jon, who gave us the history of the lighthouse, in both a factual and humourous way. The tour lasted 45 minutes and we were delighted that after climbing 115 steps we got to step outside and view the stunning countryside. Visited on World Lighthouse Day which also saw the Official Opening of the Save Our Seas Eco Educational Centre.

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