Westport Train Tour
Westport's hottest new attraction!
Join us on a most unique tour of Westport House Estate, the Quay and also the historic town of Westport. Immerse yourself in a fun, yet fact-filled journey through one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. Suitable for all the family, this trip will start and end at the newly opened Church Lane entrance and wind its way through the demesne - the ONLY tour to go through Westport House & Grounds - all the way to what was once the beating heart of Westport, The Quay.
You will find out what life was like in the 18th and 19th century. Discover where the original town of Westport once was. Who are Peter, James & John and why are there streets named after them? What is this mysterious pink rabbit I keep hearing about?
On a more serious note, learn all about the tragic accident at The Quay that took the life of 32 young Achill Islanders as well as the devastating effects of The Great Famine on the local people. The train itself might prove to be the greatest attraction of all, especially for our younger visitors. Brightly coloured with all seats forward facing, the train’s distinctive appearance will both entice and entertain children and adults alike.
The tour will last approximately 40-45 minutes and will pass 29 points of interest along the route. It will feature an audio presentation that will entertain and educate.
Check out a short video of the Westport Train Tour in action
29 Sights & Points of Interest include:
Caher na Mart
The Formal Gardens
The Carrowbeg River & Bridge
Statue of Grace O'Malley
The Pirate Adventure Park
The Stable Block & Coach Houses
The Gate Lodge
The Corn Store
The Custom House
The Mill Buildings
The Idle Wall
The Boat House
The West Facing View of Westport House
The Walled Garden
The Church & Graveyard
Street Names in Westport
The Wyatt Theatre
Train Route Map
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