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
Pick Up Points
Pick up points at the town centre gate to Westport House and the Quay, Westport.
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 from 12noon to 5pm!December: Running a limited route for weekends in December, the Westport Train Tour will run a festive loop from Westport House (the front of the house itself) to the Octagon in Westport Town between 12noon and 6pm. Ticket prices will be reduced to €5 per person or €15 for a family of 4.
Groups welcome by appointment! Call us on 098 27766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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Group pricing available upon request for groups of 15+ and children under 3 go free.
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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