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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 $67
The Wyatt Hotel

The Wyatt Hotel

The Octagon, Westport
     
    4.6
    of 5, from 63 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Westport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Westport House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club. Brackloon Wood and Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Knockranny House Hotel and Spa $124
    Knockranny House Hotel and Spa

    Knockranny House Hotel and Spa

    Castlebar Road, Westport
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 201 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Westport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead, Westport House, and Westport Golf Club. Clew Bay and Brackloon Wood are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Westport Woods Hotel $111
      Westport Woods Hotel

      Westport Woods Hotel

      Quay Road, Westport
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 140 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

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

        Westport Coast Hotel $119
        Westport Coast Hotel

        Westport Coast Hotel

        The Quay, Westport
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 273 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          This family-friendly Westport hotel is located on the waterfront, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Clew Bay and Brackloon Wood. Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre and Westport Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Clew Bay Hotel $69
          Clew Bay Hotel

          Clew Bay Hotel

          James Street, Westport
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 175 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Westport hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead, Westport House and Westport Golf Club. Clew Bay and Brackloon Wood are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Boffin Lodge $79
            Boffin Lodge

            Boffin Lodge

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

              Situated in Westport, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Westport House. Clew Bay and Westport Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Mill Times Hotel Westport $89
              Mill Times Hotel Westport

              Mill Times Hotel Westport

              Mill Street, Westport
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 11 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Westport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Westport House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club. Brackloon Wood and Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Augusta Lodge $94
                Augusta Lodge

                Augusta Lodge

                Golf Links Road, Westport
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 84 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Westport, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Westport House, Westport Golf Club, and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead. Clew Bay and Brackloon Wood are also within 6 mi (10 km).