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Westport House

Once home to a swashbuckling pirate queen, this estate offers fun for the whole family, with a heritage mansion to explore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Spend a delightful and educational day exploring Westport House. Find a historic museum, an adventure park, a campsite, restaurants and extensive gardens in the lush natural beauty of County Mayo.

Discover a pristine family home set among stately promenades. Listen to a swashbuckling tale beyond its façade covered with creeping vines. This house was built on the foundations of one of the castles of the notorious Pirate Queen of Connaught, Grace O’Malley. Her descendants, the Browne family, still run the property today.

Inside the 18th-century historic house visit permanent and temporary exhibits and wander through more than 30 rooms that will give you a glimpse into daily life in past centuries. Be surrounded by lush interiors and fabrics, see priceless works of art and get spooked in the dungeons.

In the summer bring young children to the Pirate Adventure Park for themed rides, slides and play areas that parents can also enjoy. The park is inspired by Westport House’s swashbuckling origins. Take a peaceful ride along the estate’s lake and inlets on a Swan Pedaloe boat.

Westport House has 480 acres (190 hectares) of gardens, terraces, waterways and views toward the forested regions around Clew Bay, Clare Ireland and the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. Wander through the estate’s manicured loveliness and imagine yourself as an aristocrat, surveying your grounds. In the wider estate is the Adventure Activity Centre which offers archery, combat games, a zip line and zorbing in a giant ball rolling downhill.

Hop on the Westport Train Tour for a trip through the entire estate and the friendly town of Westport. Head back to the mansion for lunch at the Old Kitchen Café or several other dining areas.  Take a seat in the covered beer garden.

Opening times for all the attractions at Westport House change throughout the year according to seasons, so check ahead online. Although the gates are usually closed in January and February, group visits can be arranged. Find Westport House a short drive away from the town center of Westport.


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Lodging Near Westport House

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The Wyatt Hotel

The Wyatt Hotel

The Octagon, Westport
4.6
of 5, from 59 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mulranny Golf Club and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$110
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa

Knockranny House Hotel and Spa

Castlebar Road, Westport
4.4
of 5, from 194 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Westport, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Mulranny Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport House. Westport Golf Club is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

$75
Westport Woods Hotel

Westport Woods Hotel

Quay Road, Westport
4.1
of 5, from 139 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Westport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead, Mulranny Golf Club, and Westport House. Westport Golf Club is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

$84
Westport Coast Hotel

Westport Coast Hotel

The Quay, Westport
4.2
of 5, from 266 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Westport hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Mulranny Golf Club. Brackloon Wood and Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$60
Clew Bay Hotel

Clew Bay Hotel

James Street, Westport
4.3
of 5, from 167 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Westport hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mulranny Golf Club and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead. Westport House and Westport Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$102
Boffin Lodge

Boffin Lodge

The Quay, Westport
4.5
of 5, from 79 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Westport, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Mulranny Golf Club. Westport House is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

$63
Mill Times Hotel Westport

Mill Times Hotel Westport

Mill Street, Westport
3.7
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mulranny Golf Club and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$83
Augusta Lodge

Augusta Lodge

Golf Links Road, Westport
4.6
of 5, from 82 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Westport, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mulranny Golf Club, Westport House, and Westport Golf Club. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.