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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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Westport Coast Hotel $111
Westport Coast Hotel

Westport Coast Hotel

The Quay, Westport
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 279 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Westport hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Clew Bay and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead. Westport House is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.

    Boffin Lodge $75
    Boffin Lodge

    Boffin Lodge

    The Quay, Westport
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 83 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      This family-friendly Westport bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Clew Bay and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead. Westport House is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

      Adare House $85
      Adare House

      Adare House

      Quay Road, Westport
         
        4.9
        of 5, from 37 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Westport, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clew Bay, Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead, and Westport House. Westport Golf Club is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

        Clew Bay Hotel $101
        Clew Bay Hotel

        Clew Bay Hotel

        James Street, Westport
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 181 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          This family-friendly Westport hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Clew Bay and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Westport Woods Hotel $116
          Westport Woods Hotel

          Westport Woods Hotel

          Quay Road, Westport
             
            4.1
            of 5, from 148 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

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

            Quay West $80
            Quay West

            Quay West

            Quay Road, Westport
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 63 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

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

              Castlecourt Hotel
              Castlecourt Hotel

              Castlecourt Hotel

              Castlebar Street, Westport
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 6 reviews
                0.0 out of 5.0
                Augusta Lodge $100
                Augusta Lodge

                Augusta Lodge

                Golf Links Road, Westport
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 87 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

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