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Westport

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Westport showing a river or creek

Stroll along the tree-lined promenades and relax on blue flag beaches in this small scenic town on the western coast of Ireland.

Westport is a pretty town on the southeastern shore of Clew Bay. Tour a grand mansion, built in the 18th century. Enjoy a meal in a traditional Irish pub or restaurant. With stunning mountains, sandy beaches and an enchanting township, Westport is a leading tourist destination.

Visit Westport House, an opulent mansion in a beautiful parkland setting. See over 30 luxurious rooms in this heritage attraction. Admire the extravagant interiors, featuring marble fireplaces, fine hand-painted ceilings and bog oak furnishings. Discover spectacular views of Ireland’s holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, from outside Westport House.

The mansion also features a small theme park called Pirate Adventure Park. Ride through the vast grounds on a miniature railway, known as the Westport House Express. Enjoy go-karting or take a swan pedal boat out on the lake. With log flumes and other amusement rides, the Pirate Adventure Park is perfect for families.

Croagh Patrick is a mountain about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the center of Westport. Ascend the mountain and find remarkable views of Clew Bay and its surrounding green countryside. This mountain is considered the holiest in Ireland and honors a tradition of pilgrimage dating back to the Stone Age. Legend says that from this mountain, St. Patrick drove away all the snakes from Ireland.

Rent a bicycle and ride along the Great Western Greenway. The trail begins in Westport and ends in Achill. Stretching about 26 miles (42 kilometers) long, the Great Western Greenway is one of Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling trails. Enjoy the striking County Mayo countryside as you travel along this enjoyable trail.

In Westport’s town center, find stores selling locally produced knitwear and crafts, along with boutique clothing and books. Westport is about 155 miles (250 kilometers) from Dublin and 170 miles (270 kilometers) from Cork. Find pleasant accommodations among the available hotels, guesthouses and self-catering apartments.

The Wyatt Hotel
The Wyatt Hotel
3 out of 5
The Octagon, Westport, County Mayo
The price is $152 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clew Bay and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (253 reviews)
LOVELY WESTPORT
"The staff were excellent in these difficult Covid times which resulted in a superb Mini-break . We will be back"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

The Wyatt Hotel
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Castlebar Road, Westport, Mayo
Situated in Westport, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clew Bay and within 3 mi (5 km) of Westport House and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead. Westport ...
4.4/5Excellent! (341 reviews)
Recommended.
"Stayed here for 2 nights recently. Room spacious. Comfortable bed. Very nice lobby and polite staff. Ate in the Restaurant. Excellent. Had a drink in the bar , very comfortable. Good location. Hotel is fully Covid compliant. Would I recommend this Hotel? Absolutely. Would I stay here again? ..."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
Hotel Westport
Hotel Westport
4 out of 5
The Demesne, Newport Road, Westport, Co. Mayo
The price is $228 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
This family-friendly Westport hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Clew Bay and Westport House. Westport Golf Club and Brackloon Wood are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (50 reviews)
Great stay
"Great stay under challenging Covid 19 conditions. We will be back soon."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Hotel Westport
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