Westport Train Tour

Westport Train Tour at Westport House

Westport's hottest new attraction!

 Hop on board our fully-enclosed, guided train tour and experience the story of this West of Ireland town throughout the last 300 years.   

 

Relax in comfort with forward facing seats and a brightly-coloured distinctive appearance that kids will adore. In just under 50 minutes explore the grounds of Westport House Estate, Westport Quay and the historic town of Westport and enjoy magical views, quirky facts and fascinating stories about the people who once lived here.

Chugging its way through lush gardens and mature woodlands the train tour takes visitors from the earliest beginnings of Westport town, painting a picture of narrow lanes and alley ways winding their way to the sea, to established gardens, impressive farmyard buildings and out to the Quay, once a bustling centre of commerce and trade supported by the picturesque cut stone stores, mills and customs offices.

 

Westport House Estate’s guided train tour is the only tour to cover Westport House and grounds, with the added bonus of sightseeing through Westport town. The guided tour describes a tragic accident that took the lives of 32 young Achill Islanders at the Quay, as well as the devastating impact of the Great Famine. More than 60,000 people flocked to Westport during the famine, swelling the population from just 4500, and the desperate attempts of the Browne family to help the hungry are described during the tour and through a series of letters from Hester Catherine Browne, the 2nd Marchioness of Sligo, currently on exhibit in Westport House.

 

See our video of the Westport Train Tour

 

 

The guided train tour features 46 sights & points of interest including:

 

 

1.    Caher na Mart (original site of Westport village)

2.    Westport House

3.    The Formal Gardens

4.    The Carrowbeg River & Bridge

5.    Statue of Grace O'Malley

6.    The Stable Block & Coach Houses

7.    Adventure Activities

8.    Farm Buildings

9.    The Quarry

10.    The Demesne

11.    The Weir

12.    Westport Quay

13.    The Gate Lodge

14.    The Corn Store

15.    The Custom House

16.    Croagh Patrick

17.    Boating Tragedy

18.    Roman Island

19.    The Idle Wall

20.    The Boat House

21.    The West Facing View of Westport House

22.    The Greenway

23.    The Pirate Adventure Park

24.    The Walled Garden

25.    The Church & Graveyard

26.    Church Lane

27.    Street Names in Westport

28.    The Octagon

29.    Browne’s Town House

30.    Gate Lodge

31.    Holy Trinity Church

32.    The Railway Hotel

33.    St. Mary’s Church

34.    The Mall & The Carrowbeg River

35.    The Old Christian Brothers School Building

36.    The Courthouse 

37.    Levingstone’s Brewery & Estate 

38.    The Greenway Access incl. Viaduct 

39.    The Fairgreen

40.    The Old Monastery 

41.    The Mills of Mill St 

42.    The Clock 

43.    Commercial hub of Old Westport

44.    The New Town Hall

45.    The Mill Buildings

46.    The Wyatt Theatre

 

Explore the Westport Train Tour Route Map here