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For everyone who visits Westport House, one common theme resonates more than anything we find – the sheer beauty and stunning grandeur of the surroundings. When you set foot in Westport House Estate, you are instantly transported to another world. Almost four hundred acres of lush green, natural beauty, along the Looped Walk, the Italianate Gardens, the secretive walled gardens, the forest trails… there is simply so much to discover, enjoy and revisit time and again.

A new era is beginning as we look to bring this most magnificent country estate to even greater heights, by going back to its original beauty and mystique. Our gardens team are working hard to restore the gardens to its original Capability Browne inspired style gardens.

In 2018, visitors will notice a marked improvement on the grooming and flora in the gardens particularly around Westport House itself.

The grounds surrounding Westport House are an eclectic fusion of natural wonders, architectural grandeur and fascinating antiquities. The vast expanse of Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick in the distance provide an idyllic backdrop to the Estate’s tumbling waterfalls, terraces, promenades and lofty ancient oaks. Whispers of the past are evident at each turn from the large soup pots used to feed the hungry during the Great Famine, a Spanish Armada cannon and the 3000 year old Greek sarcophagus brought back from Howe Peter’s excavations at Mycenae in Greece. Proud and graceful, a bronze casting of Grace O’Malley is a highlight amongst the grounds’ features, one of only two likenesses of the great Pirate Queen.

We have a brand-NEW daily Gardens Tours start on June 1st at 2pm. Learn all about the historic landscape of the estate and why it is so “naturally” beautiful (don’t tell anyone…..but….it was all planned!).

Join your guide at 2pm at the front steps of the house. Drop in or pre-book at group. Running every day through to the end of August.

Gardens and Gate Opening Times

MonthTimes
Jan 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Feb 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Mar 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Apr 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
May 2018Open daily 8:00am to 8:00pm
June 2018Open daily 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Daily guided tour of grounds at 2pm, meet at front steps of house.
July 2018Open daily 8:00am to 9:00pm

Daily guided tour of grounds at 2pm, meet at front steps of house.
Aug 2018Open daily 8:00am to 9:00pm

Daily guided tour of grounds at 2pm, meet at front steps of house.
Sept 2018Open daily 8:00am to 8:00pm
Oct 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Nov 2018Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Dec 2017Open daily 8:00am to 6:00pm

Gardens Tour Pricing (Guided) – Gardens Open for FREE

Individual Activity - Please note this is a walking tour.AdultChild
Guided Tour of Gardens, 2pm daily from June 1st to August 30th (45 minutes).€8€2