A treasure trove of family fun and Irish Tourism Award Winner 2017

Create memories to treasure at Ireland’s most beautiful historic home. It is the perfect destination for your family holiday. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the stunning grounds for FREE. Why not take the grounds tour and learn about the history and restored gardens?

Visit Westport House and immerse yourself in life as far back as the 16th century when Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen of Connacht ruled the land and seas around the estate. Built upon the foundations of one of her many castles, which can still be toured in the dungeons today, the original Westport House was built in 1650 by Colonel John Browne and his wife Maud Burke, Grace O’Malley’s great-great-granddaughter.

Enjoy the rides, slides, boats and trains in the Pirate Adventure Park. Visit the Birds of Prey Centre—take in a show or a Private Hawk Walk. Pick from the Leisure Centre, play ground, soft play, zipwire, train tours and more on site.
Plan your sleep over—bring your own tent or van, hire a beautiful Bell Tent for hassle-free camping or stay in the 4*Hotel Westport next door. Magical memories are guaranteed.

  • Westport House is one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions
  • Pirate adventure park offers a variety of activities for all the family
  • Enjoy a guided train tour on Westport House Estate and through the town of Westport

Please check the website for opening times.



Admission Prices:

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the stunning grounds and gardens for FREE.

See the website for details.


Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Gracy’s Bar & Café in the farmyard area offers full bar, hot and cold food options as well as wood-fired pizza.

PARKING: Free parking available

ACCESSIBILITY: Westport House is not yet wheel-chair accessible although working is in progress to secure the infrastructure to create this important access.

Child buggies are not permitted inside Westport House due to the delicate nature of the antique parquet floors. Buggies can be parked inside the ante-library and baby carriers are available at the entrance hall if required.

GROUPS: Groups are welcome at Westport House.

PICNICS: There are lots of areas for picnics, including nearby beaches, on the Westport Greenway (Old Railway Walk) and at Westport House in the farmyard courtyard.

WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi is available at Westport House.

Getting There

When driving, follow signs to Westport Quay. If walking from town centre, via the NEW pedestrian gate on Church Lane (opposite the new Sentinel statue near the Octagon).

Map Location: 53.800607, -9.535440
Contact Westport House

Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Eircode: F28 TY45
T: +353 (0)98 27766
E: info@westporthouse.ie
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