Westport House & Gardens
Westport House & Gardens
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Known as “Ireland’s Most Beautiful Home”, Westport House has a story that matches its beauty. One of the few still privately-owned historic houses left in Ireland, Westport House was built by the Browne family whose connections to Mayo date back to the 1500s and even relates them to the trail-blazing pirate queen and chieftain, Grace O’Malley. A visit to Westport House will tell the story of the development of the house as well as the family’s contribution to the estate and surrounding area. We hope you’ll enjoy the tales of pirates and slave emancipators as you gain a fascinating insight into the families behind the big house as well as the members of staff who made it all possible. Families can also visit the onsite Pirate Adventure Park. Keep an eye on its vibrant Events Calendar. Or book a stay in onsite Hotel Westport, hire a bell tent or bring your own to the Caravan & Camping Park.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • jessica
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We arrived late to our scheduled tour after getting lost on our way over. Moiriu was very nice and offered us a great tour of the floor. Moiriu was one of the funniest tour guides I have experienced, we all enjoyed it. The house had three floors with many rooms to see. Look forward to renovations fully finishing.
    Dear jessicalW7609TR, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your wonderful feedback from your recent experience with us, it is very much appreciated. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your tour with our wonderful team leader Moirin. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to us in the future. Kind Regards, Niamh Doorly
    Written 21 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Brian G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Had a really wonderful tour of Westport House conducted by a first class guide John. He was so knowledgeable, and informative, and made the history of the house come alive. A really worthwhile visit to a splendid house.
    Dear Brian G, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your lovely feedback on your recent experience with us, it is very much appreciated. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your tour experience with our wonderful & knowledgeable tour guide John. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to us. Kind Regards, Niamh Doorly
    Written 6 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Tara K
    County Offaly, Ireland10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    We visited Westport house over the easter break, when the weather was less than favourable. We had an amazing time. We had a 2yr and a 8yr old with us and they loved the pirate adventure park. The team of very young staff are polite friendly and very helpful, considering they were out in the rain all day long...well done to you all. Loved it grounds are fabulous the house is very interesting. The only one downfall i could see are the prices in the sandwich bar...
    Dear Tara K, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your recent experience with us, it is very much appreciated. We are absolutely delighted that you and your family enjoyed all aspects of your experience here on Westport Estate. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to us in the future. Kind Regards, Niamh Doorly
    Written 23 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Marla7
    Naas, Ireland840 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour, incredible history
    Amazing tour! Our tour guide Moirin was fantastic, very entertaining and knowledgeable. The house is beautiful even if showing the signs of time - that's what makes it even more interesting and it's all part of its very interesting history. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good so we didn't take a look at the garderns/park around the house. The guided tour takes about 30 minutes and you're free to explore the rest of the house on your own before and after. I highly recommend taking the tour.
    Dear Marla7, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your recent experience with us, it is very much appreciated. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your tour experience with our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide Moirin. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to us in the future. Kind Regards, Niamh Doorly
    Written 23 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 April 2023
  • LRove
    County Mayo, Ireland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interactive Gaming Zone
    Gaming zone .. we had such an awesome experience and were greeted so well and professionally by Kevin and Dylan. We had mixed up out booking and thankfully they efficiently rearrange it for us . So friendly and guided us through this new experience so well. We honestly can’t wait to go back … an amazing well run gaming zone with these 2 guys at front of house a great time is guaranteed 😃
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
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pauline c
Belfast, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Westport House must rate as THE best historical house to visit in Ireland. With over 30 rooms to view including basement kitchens and dungeons, there was plenty to see. There were lots of information boards to read giving historical details. Staff were very friendly and informative. Some rooms were undergoing refurbishment/conservation, yet were still open for viewing. For example, some rooms had walls partially stripped back or removed, giving a look at the construction of the house. NT in Northern Ireland please take note - this is a marvelous example of how an historic house should be managed for public viewing. I would definitely recommend a visit to Westport House. Best wishes for 2025 when it is planned that the house will be closed for over a year, for major renovation/preservation work. I look forward to a return visit to see what has been done.
Written 1 January 2024
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Matthew T
Emalahleni, South Africa6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed around the corner from Westport house we decided to go and have a look. Gardens and walks all looked well maintained and gorgeous. Despite the weather we enjoyed our time walking around the estate. We went on the self guided tour of the house and enjoyed it very much. The art and decor are good. Only thing I felt was missing was a bit more information on each of the rooms that are on display. The 1s that do have are informative. Having gone over the Christmas period was interesting to see the decorations as well.
The house was being worked on in the interior so do feel once complete and restored will be worth another visit.
Also having seen the new construction underway for some outdoor adventure fun will defitnely bring in more guests.
Written 31 December 2023
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David B
Wayne, PA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
How fortunate that this magnificent Estate has all the funding and passion to be maintained so splendidly! Our guide, Katherine, could not hide her love for Westport House if she tried. We were mesmerized and enchanted by her knowledge and stories. If you are visiting Mayo, don't miss the opportunity to visit Westport House. If it's a rainy day or you have older folks in your party, I recommend parking in the parking area near the Quay rather than the parking area the signage leads you to. It is a shorter walk to the house.
Written 9 November 2023
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John H
Dallas, TX362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Built on the site of one of Grace O’Malley’s castles this house has definitely seen better days. Lots of structural damage that fortunately is about to undergo significant ($MMM) renovations in 2025. Fortunately the new owners and Tourism Ireland understand the historical value of the property and are willing to shell out the cash to fix it up.
Guided tour of the ground floor was excellent, explaining the history of the house and the generations who have lived in it. Then you are free to explore the first floor and dungeon on your own. Packed full of interesting items that will easily take a couple of hours to cover in detail.
Downside is that access from town is ONLY available from the harbor entrance. We tried to drive in from the north the way our GPS told us and were faced with a barrier with no access code - despite being told we would receive one with our reservation. Fortunately an employee was driving out and he opened the barrier for us. So, drive west out of town along Quay road to the harbor and look for a small road to the right. Should be signposted there.
Written 3 November 2023
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JeffandLes
Swansea, United Kingdom259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It was late in the season and also late in the afternoon - not much was open. The house was OK but nothing special. The guide spoke too fast with too much information. The grounds were nice.
Written 1 October 2023
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Marie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We travelled from Canada to see Westport House, as my great great great grandfather was married at the church that is on the grounds there. John, who welcomed us at Westport house, and gave us an exceptionally informative tour of the mansion, personally took the time to help us take photos of the church for my families genealogy book. The Westport house, grounds and history were amazing, I recommend every traveller to Ireland visit Westport. Thank you John, your informative tour was great!
Written 28 September 2023
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Jenny H
County Fermanagh, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyable day out with my 3 year old. Lots to see and do for the age group and she loved every moment! Especially the Train
Written 25 September 2023
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Alex
Oban, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This gorgeous house is well worth a visit, beautiful grounds and lots to see , everything is well laid out and all the staff were lovely 😎
Written 2 September 2023
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Emilia C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was 10/10. It was entire day full of activities there. Plus a train takes people regularly up and back.
Written 18 August 2023
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Dear emiliacZ1319LE, Thank you for taking the time to share your 10/10 experience at Westport House. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience on the estate and had a great day with our activities. We hope to welcome you back soon again! Kind regards, Fionn O’Connor
Written 24 August 2023
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Klarissa D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We are just home from the most amazing trip at the pirate adventure we spent 6 hours there the staff were amazing and we had food in graces a family of 7 we ate for €70 which was amazing and the food was again delish can’t wait to go back
Written 15 August 2023
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Dear 360klarissad, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Westport Estate. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed a full day out at our Pirate Adventure Park, and that you enjoyed your meal at Gracy’s. It’s great to hear that our staff made your experience even better! We can’t wait to welcome you back again! Kind regards, 
 Fionn O’Connor
Written 24 August 2023
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Westport House & Gardens admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 1,646.19, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,76,035.20 per person.

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