There are tourist attractions and there are Tourist Attractions. Hook Lighthouse, which is 800 years old and the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world is my idea of the real deal. http://hookheritage.ie/
I was back there again yesterday and, yes, I went on the Tour of Lighthouse for what must be at least the tenth time in ten years. I just can’t get enough of the history of this amazing place and am like a child craving to hear a favourite bedtime story ‘ just one more last time.’
Jeff Barry, our tour guide, was just brilliant. He lives locally and clearly has a deep love of the lighthouse. I just loved the way he talked about the how he misses the foghorn, dreary though it sounded, which has now been de-commissioned.
I’m determined that next Halloween I will find a brave youngster and have the perfect excuse to go on a Scary Tour of The Hook. Now that would be magic!
What tourist attraction keeps drawing YOU back?