Guided tours at the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse have resumed this week following the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Visitors are allowed back inside the Co Wexford attraction following a long hiatus stretching to October of last year, while the grounds have been open in recent months.

"We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back to Hook and see them enjoy the full experience," acting manager Lorraine Waters said, adding that it is a highlight of a visit to Hook Head to be able to visit the inside of the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.

"We are going to continue to offer our outdoors guided tour experience in addition to tours of the tower as we have found that it has been hugely popular and is of particular interest to nature lovers, those with a fear of heights and those with mobility issues."

The award-winning guided tour of the old lighthouse offers visitors an opportunity to learn the insights, stories, and facts of the unique medieval building through the 800 years of its history.

Visitors can take a step back in time as they ascend the 115 steps of the lighthouse tower right to the top where they can step onto the outdoor balcony and take in the 360-degree vistas of the southeast and the Celtic Sea.