You are probably well aware by now that Hotel Westport is our sister property and located right on the front lawn of Westport House – a mere 10 minute walk from the house itself. It is the perfect place to stay when coming to Westport. We’ve put together some Autumn/Winter breaks below for your consideration. Go on, treat yourself! Two Night Mini-Break? Ok, so this one is really all about […]
A dramatic and colourful Italian opera The Italianate Gardens of Westport House lie in what is now known as the West Lawns, and they are being painstakingly restored so that they can dazzle visitors once more. These gardens were originally created as an integral element of the Italianate Terraces in 1915, allowing the house’s residents and visitors to ‘take the air’ in a refined fashion. No need to worry about […]
Gorgeous Georgian fare in sumptuous Westport House Pop-Up Restaurant It’s not every day you get to live the life of a lord or lady, but here at Westport House, we give you the chance to do just that. Join us any Saturday night in August for an intimate taste of Georgian life. A once-in-a-life-time chance to feast on food from one of the most defining eras in Irish heritage, prepared […]
Five more family-fun ways to experience Westport House and Hotel Westport We’re all about families here at Westport House and Estate: Stuff you can do together as a family unit, as well as stuff that the kids will want to do all by themselves – and grown-up stuff that mums and dads will embrace while the kids are happily and safely occupied. Last month’s blog on family fun at Westport […]
Six family-fun ways to experience Westport House, Hotel Westport and….of course…..the Pirate Adventure Park Family holidays are the stuff of lifelong memories. When we look back on childhood days, they jump out like nothing else. For the kids, it’s all about special time with mum and dad, while making new friends and flinging themselves into exciting new experiences. For parents, its about getting the most out of precious out-of-school time […]
Five hidden gems of Westport House When it comes to hidden gems, historic Westport House is a real treasure trove of fascinating cultural nuggets, charming ephemera and nooks and crannies to explore. To whet your appetite, here are a five for you to find on your next visit. 1. Angel’s hand As you enter the stunning entrance hall of Westport House, your eyes will be drawn to its biggest presence: […]
It’s All Coming Up Roses The rose garden is situated in the beautifully terraced south-facing side of Westport House. The sunken rose gardens gradually taper in a terraced fashion down to the basement level of Westport House. This sunken-terrace effect provides a peaceful and sheltered space in which to enjoy the 180 vibrant red rose plants that we have planted. We chose ‘Rosa Alec’s Red’, a wonderfully fragrant variety that […]
We had another significant day at Westport House this week with the first major antique being added by the Hughes family to Westport House. This major acquisition is central to their desire to develop the house and estate on all fronts into one of the best of Georgian historic homes in the country. With an avid antique expert in the family (yet another reason that this house fits the Hughes […]
We asked some of our visitors today what they love about Westport House…. it would warm the cockles of your heart. Happy viewing!
We are blessed with a beautiful place which is ripe for photography! With permission, we wanted to share some of our visitor’s gorgeous shots of the place with you all. Please tag us in any of your own photos with #WestportHouse, we love to see your take on the world. They’re pure insta gold!