After you've taken The House of Waterford Crystal factory tour, why not take a spin to the Hook Peninsula for some amazing coastal views and some fresh sea air! Along the way you can visit the scenic Passage East Village, take the Passage East Car Ferry across to Ballyhack in County Wexford and then learn about life in a Lighthouse at Hook!
At the southernmost tip of the Hook Peninsula lies Hook Lighthouse, one of the world’s oldest fully operational lighthouse. Located in County Wexford, you can reach Hook within an hours drive from Waterford City, taking the Passage East Car Ferry along the way.
The lighthouse tower, constructed using local limestone, dates back 800 years to the medieval times. Visitors can explore the lighthouse with a guided tour, ascending the 115 well worn spiral steps of the tower to the balcony at the top which offers stunning sea views. After returning to ground level, visitors can look in the visitor center and gift shop or grab a bite to eat in the cafe. Visit hookheritage.ie for more details.
If you have some extra time and want to explore some more, visit Tintern Abbey or Dunbrody Abbey for more beautiful sights and history.