Hook Lighthouse And Heritage Centre
Near Crown Quarter
Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world near Crown Quarter. The Hook Lighthouse is a building situated on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford. The lighthouse is located in the south-western coastline of Wexford and forms the eastern boundary of the estuary, named the Waterford Harbour. The lighthouse is a beautiful location to explore on a day trip during your stay in Wexford.
This lighthouse was built by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke and the most famous Knight of his time, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster over 800 years ago. Since its construction, the lighthouse has been marking the entrance to the Waterford Harbour for centuries and it is still fully operational to this day.
The Visitor centre which is open year round at Hook Lighthouse and offers guided tours of the Medieval lighthouse tower. Climb the 115 steps to the lighthouse balcony and soak up the beautiful scenery of the coast from one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and create memories which will last a lifetime.