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Westport house

A 400 year-old Historic House within 400-Acres of Unspoilt Beauty.

One of the few privately-owned historic houses left in Ireland, Westport House was built by the Browne family whose connections to Mayo date back to the 1500s. Their lineage relates them and the house to the trail-blazing pirate queen and chieftain, Grace O’Malley.


Immerse yourself in history with a Guided Tour.

Our guided tours are designed to amuse, bemuse and leave you wanting more. Enjoy a world of stories from the incredible history of the house itself to tales of kings, queens and pirates, slave emancipators, beautiful art to 3,000-year-old Greek sarcophagi. Learn of incredible history and be amazed at the endless connections Westport House has with the world, over its hundreds of years of existence.


Explore & Enjoy our Woodlands & Gardens.

Once you set foot in Westport House Estate, you are instantly transported to another world. Enjoy the sheer beauty and stunning grandeur of Westport Estate over 400 acres of lush green, natural beauty, along the walks, forest trails and more.

There is no charge to enjoy the grounds and gardens of Westport House. The Hughes family have generously opened their estate and all is welcome. 

caravan, camping & Glamping

Premier Caravan, Camping & Glamping Sites

Enjoy Camping, Glamping or a full Caravan facility on Westport Estate, located in the heart of Westport. Our 3-Star Caravan & Camping Park, set within the beautiful heritage setting of Westport House’s offers free Wifi, wash up areas, free hot showers & kitchen as well as being beside the beautiful Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro Bar which is open for lunch and dinner everyday.

family fun

The Pirate Adventure Park

For a day the whole family can enjoy as well as our Pirate Adventure Park Westport Estate offers a range of amenities for children of all ages.


What they say

a lot of fun, full of history

Sereniti S

The house is beautiful inside and out. The tour was a lot of fun, full of history. I learned a lot about the history of Westport and Ireland. The rooms were all nicely furnished, and we could walk around the home after the tour.

Would highly recommend this tour

Tipperary Visitors

A most enjoyable house tour with our tour guide. They were so pleasant and most informative about the house itself and it's occupants. Would highly recommend this tour

Excellent venue, well worth a visit


A very enjoyable experience. We were caught in a heavy rain shower on the way to the house and we were met at the gate by very kind staff with umbrellas and they had us stand by the open fire at the entrance to the house to warm up before the tour. Mary, our tour guide, was clearly knowledgeable on the history of the house and the families that lived there. Her enthusiasm for the house was evident and made the tour that bit more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour if you are in westport or the surrounding areas.

Well worth the visit

Matthew T

John, house guide gave a wonderfully informative and interesting guide to Westport House. I learnt so much about the house, family and social, economic and political history of the area. Great introduction to Westport.

Highly recommend the guide as you gain an intimate and thrilling insight into the house and the ongoing restoration programme.

Well worth the visit,

Follow Our Story

watch us transform into Ireland's leading attraction

In 2021 Westport House was awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Platforms for Growth grant for Heritage and Cultural Attractions, worth €20.2 million. The funding is part of an ongoing, ambitious masterplan that will transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination and visitor attraction. The project will reimagine the entire 433-acre Westport Estate as part of a €75 million master plan, which also includes the redevelopment of Hotel Westport itself.

Among the key areas of work that will be supported by Fáilte Ireland and in partnership with acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds, Westport Estate will be creating a uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting earth with Irish heritage. The restoration of Westport House and the reimagining of its 300-year history will also be a strong feature. In addition, a brand-new immersive visitor experience will be created that tells the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

Follow our story as we attempt to transform Westport Estate into one of Ireland's leading attraction

Come sit by our flower garden 🪴

This looks like the perfect place to sit back and take in the fresh autumn air, down by the Quay at Westport House 🌞

We’re looking forward to taking you on our journey of developing the gardens in a way that nurtures biodiversity and nature, as well as design and taste!

Evenings around our grounds are just absolutely bliss this autumn 🍂

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Westport House this evening joins with many other fantastic and historic buildings across Ireland in support for the many women who’s lives have been affected by Cardiovascular Disease.

The @irish_heart_foundation ‘s campaign #herheartmatters aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease and stroke among women and save lives by encouraging women to make sustainable lifestyle choices to protect their heart health ❤️

Today is world heart day and we proudly support the Irish Heart Foundation and #herheartmatters by turning Westport House ♥️

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Visitors to Westport House may notice the prevalence of the eagle in various forms throughout the house and grounds 🦅

The reason that the eagle appears so frequently is that it forms part of the Browne family crest!

This can be traced as far back to Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Castle, Sussex, England, who was horseman to Henry VIII 🐴

His descendant, John Browne (1709 – 1776) was made Baron Mount Eagle on the 20th August 1729, Viscount Westport on 24th August 1760 and Earl of Altamont on 4th December 1771!

Later, his grandson, John Denis Browne then the 3rd Earl of Altamont, received the title Marquess of Sligo for his support in favour of the Act of Union 1800!

The eagle has been a favoured and frequent design detail in both the architecture and the interiors of the house 🙌🏻

On approach, visitors to the House can see two eagles on each corner of the East front of the house and once inside, the visitor can encounter the Eagle emblem as they explore the various rooms and floors of the Georgian Manor 🦅

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Just one more sleep until Culture Night at Westport House 🤩

We’re so excited to open our doors and welcome you from far and wide for an evening celebrating culture, creativity and the arts 🖼

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night (Friday) from 6pm to 9pm at the House!

Admission is free and a guided tour will be taking place at 7pm 🕰

See you all there 👋🏻

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Meet the man behind the beauty of the renowned Westport House Gardens 🌳

Seán Fahy is five years into his role as Head Gardener, coming from an extensive fishery background, with vast experience of organic garden production 🌱

With a wealth of knowledge and passion, the Westport-native’s most recent vision has embodied itself down by the Quay Entrance, where you can appreciate the contrast all the different species to your left to your right as you enter the grounds 🌸 🌺

Seán grew up just over the wall from Westport House by the Demesne, making this a very special place to cultivate his childhood playground into the stunning gardens we see evolving today!

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We are delighted to announce that we will hold a Culture Night here in Westport House, next Friday, September 23rd 🗓

The House will be open from 6-9pm with free admission 🤩

A guided tour will take place at 7pm 🖼

Come along and marvel in the wonderful history of the beautiful Westport House 🖤

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We have been overwhelmed by the response to our announcement of Winter Wonderland at Westport House for 2022 🎅🏻

We have already sold out for some days in December so clearly you guys are as excited as we are 😉

Don’t miss out on your visit to Winter Wonderland at Westport House this year, book your tickets today 👉🏼 Link in our Bio

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What's On?

There's always somethinghappening at Westport estate

From events to workshops to festivals, there is always something happening in the world of Westport Estate.