Make Magical Memories at Westport House
The jewel in the crown of Mayo, Westport House was first opened to the public is 1960 making it one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions. The house - built in 1730 - brings visitors back in time to experience life in an 18th century family home. It was built by and was the family home to the Marquess of Sligo and remained in the Browne family for nearly 400 years. This "big house" dates back to a castle that once existed on the site belonging to a famous ancestor of the Brownes - Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connaught. It is now owned by Westport natives and former tenants of the estate, the Hughes family. As you can imagine - this house has some story to tell.
A walk in the grounds takes in the superb parkland setting with lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, Clare Island and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick. Family fun awaits in the Pirate Adventure Park. Or why not stop and pick up a pizza in Gracy's Pizzeria & Bistro in the farmyard.
Feel the wind in your hair and cycle the greenway connecting the Great Western Greenway to Westport Quay or enjoy our 3.5km looped walk offering a range of terrain and views to satisfy all walkers' appetites.
With so much to do, there is truly something for everyone at Westport House. Buy your tickets today!
A visit to Mayo is not complete without popping in to Westport House and Estate.
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