While in Ireland we also visited Hook Lighthouse, : - )
The drive up to the Lighthouse was really interesting, and you pass this amazing mansion which apparently plays host to special events such a catwalks etc... and is soon to open as a hotel!
Which would be incredible,,
you can only gain access to the lighthouse with a guided tour which run every half hour or so,,,,
the tour itself was pretty interesting and funny as the little Irish guy showing is around was so happy and excited ; - ) and inside the lighthouse was structurally interesting..
and of course the view from the viewing deck at the top of the lighthouse has the most beautiful views!
This is what the website has to say for itself,,,,,,,,,, X
THE OLDEST INTACT OPERATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WORLD
Lonely Planet Guide has listed Hook as the no.1 Flashiest Lighthouse in the World
Lighthouses have a magic and mysticism of their own, none more so than the 13th Century Hook Lighthouse.
The present structure is about 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower all year round. Climb the 115 steps to the spectacular view from the balcony.
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