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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.
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
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
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
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
There's always somethinghappening at Westport estate
From events to workshops to festivals, there is always something happening in the world of Westport Estate.