Westport Train Tour

Westport Train Tour

Westport's hottest new attraction!

Join us from Saturday, August 2nd 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. 

 

Pick Up Points

Pick up points at the town centre gate to Westport House and the Quay, Westport.

 

Schedule

July & August:  Pick up from town centre gate to Westport House at 30 minutes past the hour from 10:30am to 6:30pm each day and from Westport Quay at 50 minutes past the hour 10:50am to 6:50pm.

 

September:  Daily service picking up from town centre gate to Westport House at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm and from Westport Quay at 12:20pm, 1:20pm and 2:20pm.  

October:  Weekend-only service picking up from town centre gate to Westport House at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm and from Westport Quay at 12:20pm, 1:20pm and 2:20pm. Daily service in October from 25th to 31st offering Spook Tour!

Groups welcome by appointment! Call us on 098 27766 or email info@westporthouse.ie for details. 

 

 

Ticket Pricing

Get your tickets from the train conductor at the Pick Up point at the Quay or from the Ticket Office at Church Lane, Westport House.  Cash only from Westport Quay but cards and cash are accepted at the ticket office at the town centre gate at Westport House.

 

 

 Adult  Child Senior/Student   Family of 4 Family of 6

 

 

€9 €5

 

 

€7.50

 

 

€22

 

 

€26

 

 

Group pricing available upon request for groups of 15+ and children under 3 go free.

 

 

 

Sights & Points of Interest

  1. Caher Na Mart
  2. Westport House
  3. The Formal Gardens
  4. The Carrowbeg River & Bridge
  5. Statue of Grace O'Malley
  6. The Pirate Adventure Park
  7. The Stable Block & Coach Houses
  8. Adventure Activities
  9. Farm Buildings
  10. The Quarry
  11. The Demesne
  12. The Weir
  13. Westport Quay
  14. The Gate Lodge
  15. The Corn Store
  16. The Custom House
  17. The Mill Buildings
  18. Croagh Patrick
  19. Boating Tragedy
  20. Roman Island
  21. The Idle Wall
  22. The Boat House
  23. The West Facing View of Westport House
  24. The Walled Garden
  25. The Church & Graveyard
  26. Church Lane
  27. Street Names in Westport
  28. The Octagon
  29. The Wyatt Theatre

 

Train Route Map

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