Westport House Tours

Experience Westport Estate In A Different Way

Immerse Yourself In Folklore & History With A Guided Tour Of Westport House

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.

WESTPORT HOUSE

Guided House Tours

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.

GUIDED TOUR TIMES

Westport House (Historic House)

opening times

January

Closed

FEBRUARY

Closed

MARCH

Open Wednesday to Sunday with pre-booked visits at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

APRIL

Open daily with pre-booked visits at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

MAY

Open daily with pre-booked visits at 10am, 12pm and 2pm

JUNE

Open daily from 10am - pre-booked guided tours through booking engine.

Estate & House closed for private event on June 11th.

JULY

Open daily with pre-booked guided tours on the hour, every hour from 10am to 4pm.

AUGUST

Open daily with pre-booked guided tours on the hour, every hour from 10am to 4pm.

SEPTEMBER

Open daily with pre-booked guided tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

OCTOBER

Open daily with pre-booked guided tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

NOVEMBER

Open for Winter Wonderland November 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

DECEMBER

Open from 12:00 to 6:00pm on Fridays and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday & Sundays.
Closed December 24th to 26th inclusive.
Open December 27th to January 1st 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.

PRICES

Adult

€ 13.49

Senior 65+

€ 11.00

Student 

€ 11.00

Child

€ 6.50

3 years and under

€ 0

DIRECTIONS

Westport Estate is over 400 acres with three main entrances.

If walking to Westport House, we recommend using the Westport Estate Quay Entrance.
Quay Entrance Eircode: F28 Y765

WALKING FROM TOWN - Shortcut
If walking from Westport Town, please make your way to Hotel Westport. This will allow you to walk to Westport House through Westport Estate.
Hotel Westport Eircode: F28 E438
 
DRIVING
If driving to Westport House we recommend using the Westport Estate Quay Entrance.
Quay Entrance Eircode: F28 Y765

WESTPORT ESTATE

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a fun guided tour of Westport House followed by decadent display of pastries, preserves, delicious tea and of course bubbly if so desired.

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Explore & Enjoy our Woodlands & Gardens.

Once you enter Westport Estate, you are instantly transported to another world. Enjoy the sheer beauty and stunning grandeur of Westport Estate's 400 acres of lush green, natural beauty, along the walks, forest trails and more.

Explore Westport Estate

Set against the backdrop of an 18th century farm yard, surrounded by lush nature our premium Glamping site offers guests access to a range of facilities situated within a beautiful, picturesque environment for relaxation, adventure and play.

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Known as “Ireland’s Most Beautiful Home”, Westport House has a story that matches its beauty. One of the few still privately-owned historic houses left in Ireland, Westport House was built by the Browne family whose connections to Mayo date back to the 1500s and even relates them to the trail-blazing pirate queen and chieftain, Grace O’Malley.
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🎨 Portrait of #UlickdeBurghBrowne, 7th #MarquessofSligo (1898-1941) by #PhilipdeLaszlo, 1917 (Sotheby's);
A keen horseman he served in World War I as part of the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) and was awarded the Military Cross. In the 1920s he took over the administration of the family estates. During the World War II he established a first aid station, with three wards, at #WestportHouse, and provided a fully equiped fire engine and an ambulance for use in the district. He never married.
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Frosty sunset over Westport house ...

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I'm looking forward to the day when I can pay a visit to Westport, Co. Mayo again and in particular Westport House. #irishcountryhouses #irishcountryhouse #mayo #westporthouse #westport #wildatlanticway #architecture #history ...

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The Westport House in Westport, County Mayo! Flashback Friday! #westporthouse #westport #countymayo #westportireland #estate #sheep #emeraldisle #ireland #eire #ireland #westofireland #wildatlanticway #wanderireland #mansion #visitireland #discoverireland #bestirelandpics #tourismireland #bestirelandpics #tourismireland #mayotourism #insta_ireland #ireland_gram #irish_daily #irelandtravel #emeraldisle #ig_ireland #beautifulireland #irelandphotography #exploreireland #inspireireland #thisisireland #instaireland #loveireland 🇮🇪 ...

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Visited the fabulous Westport House today for a brilliant and very informative tour of the restoration works. They are taking on a huge restoration of the house and have very big plans to further improve the visitor experience. Thanks to Kathryn for the tour, it was fantastic.

Keep up to date at westporthouse or visit the website and check out Kathryn's weekly blog.

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Westport House, Co. Mayo - What a difference a year or so makes - Essential emergency repair works have commenced at Westport House. The works are to stop the ingress of water into the building as it is causing significant damage to the historic house. The house developed over generations with contributions by architects Richard Cassels, Thomas Ivory & James Wyatt. Here is the west facade or garden front with terraces designed by William Henry Romaine-Walker in the early 20th century. #westporthouse
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Westport House from above, what a view! 📷 by aerial_photography_mayo: "westporthouse Known as “Ireland’s Most Beautiful Home”, Westport House has a story that matches its beauty. One of the few still privately-owned historic houses left in Ireland, Westport House was built by the Browne family whose connections to Mayo date back to the 1500s and even relates them to the trail-blazing pirate queen and chieftain, Grace O’Malley." 📍 #Westport #WestportHouse #StaycationIrl #DiscoverIrl ...

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New spot, same two favorite people 🏡 I am so excited to create new memories in our new house, welcome friends & family and watch Alfie grow up here 🤍
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Designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century, Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, is one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic homes open to the public. It enjoys a superb parkland setting with lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, Achill, Clare Island and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick. It was built by the Browne family, who are direct descendants of the 16th century Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley. (Info via destinationwestportirl ) ...

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Westport House is one of our most historical landmarks and one of our fav spots to staycation. Hotel Westport is located just off the front lawn of the historic house or you can even hire a bell tent for hassle-free camping, all within walking distance from the town centre. You can also bring your own tent or camper too! ⛺

→Locals tip🔥 The Point Beach is just walking distance from Westport House where a lovely bunch of sea swimmers gather for their daily dip. Why not join them and then head back to the hotel's leisure centre for a plunge in the jacuzzi to warm up? The walks around the grounds of Westport House are also where you will meet plenty of locals running, cycling or dog walking. We love sitting in the beautiful gardens and people watching with a coffee. We really miss people. 🤓

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Book a night under the stars in style with our premier Glamping Site. Located right next to the beautiful Gracy's Pizzeria, Bar & Bistro and only a 10 stroll to the heart of Westport Town.

WESTPORT ESTATE

Food

Situated within Westport Estate is our very own Gracy's Pizzeria, Bar & Bistro offering delicious home cooked food, fresh, wood burning Pizza and a great range of local beers, wines and spirits.

Please make sure you check our opening times.

Explore Our Summer menu

Famous for its wood-fired pizza and the best beer garden in Westport, a visit to Westport House is not complete without a visit to Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro. Surrounded by foliage and string lights, old stone work and wood walls, Gracy's Pizzeria, Bar & Bistro oozes charm.

Our new Summer menu includes creative modern dishes as well as Westport’s original stone bake oven, still making the best fresh pizzas in the West.

What is the Problem?

Biodiversity is fundamental to both planet and people. It provides us with clean air and water, food, and medicines. But biodiversity is in crisis.

With increasing and prolonged droughts and fires, damaging millions of hectares of farm, range and forest lands, and floods threatening the loss of both rural and urban areas, peatland degradation triggering further carbon loss, and permafrost melting affecting both arctic and mountain ranges, the European ecological crisis has never been more dire.

European population growth coincides with loss of biodiversity, but also with urbanisation leading to fragmentation, abandonment of rural areas alongside loss of large grazers. This has cascading ecological impacts, including shrub encroachment, habitat loss, invasive species, and fires.
Changes in climate, such as drying in southern and inland regions, and increased precipitation in other areas are predicted to intensify, threatening ecosystem services, and rural livelihoods. Decades of poor and inappropriate land management, reducing living river systems and freshwater availability through river “improvement”, and unsustainable agricultural systems and exploitation are at the core of the causes.
While considerable success has been achieved across a variety of European landscapes in restoring degraded lands, these efforts have generally been fragmented, isolated, and at limited scales. This is significantly due to competition for funding and lack of cooperation between rural stakeholders.

We here at Westport Estate want to be apart of the solution

Follow our story while we become one of Ireland largest Rewinding project

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Nestled in Hotel Westport overlooking the Carrowbeg River, Islands Restaurant explore an extensive menu of Irish and International dishes. We offer something to suit everybody when looking for fine dining, private dining and corporate event spaces.

For Private Dining and Corporate Events at Islands Restaurant, Hotel Westport get in touch today.
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Did you know there are ancient stone circles and dolmens scattered across Ireland!

Many of Ireland’s backroads lead to ancient Megalithic structures that beckon one to imagine what life would have been like between 4600 and 600 BC when most stone circles and dolmens (portal tombs) were built.

Observing these magnificent structures is only half the fun. 
The “other half of the fun” in many cases is just being able to successfully find them on “roads less traveled.”

Dolmens and stone circles, pieces of archaeology that date back thousands of years, scatter the backroads of Ireland. Finding them is half the fun!
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Gracy’s offers a safe, family-friendly environment for kids of all ages, along with complimentary parking, delicious food, live entertainment and craft beers. We also have a fabulous new coffee, especially roasted for us by Bean West, a family-run boutique coffee roasting business, literally on our doorstep, here in Westport.

Westport Town

Our campsite is located a 5-minute walk from the vibrant town of Westport, which boasts a wide array of shops, restaurants and bars.

You are also surrounded by endless things to do from exploring the highest cliffs in Ireland located on Achill Island, climbing the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick or cycling The Great Western Greenway while sampling local  gourmet produce.

Westport Town & More

Whatever your ability and whatever your appeal, Westport is renowned for its activities. Explore beautiful countryside with endless walking, hiking and cycling routes. Visit amazing beaches for a swim or kayak or go Island Hopping around Clew Bay.

Metal Detox Magic.

Have you tried the innovative power of lorealpro metal detox with your colour service yet??

Does your blonde hair feel dull lifeless and brassy??

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Ask your stylist at your next appointment to give it a try ⭐️

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We had such a fun night at our monthly book club meet-up for May.

We discussed the recently read Laurie R. King's 'The Beekeeper's Apprentice' which many of our members felt somewhat plagiarised in the sense that Sherlock Holmes was the creation of another author.

The books pitched for June were 'Did Ye Hear Mammy Died' by Seamus O'Reilly and 'Exciting Times' by Naoise Dolan naoisedolan
'Exciting Times' won out and we are so looking forward to getting stuck into the story for the next few weeks!

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Irish weather can change in a minute. Though it will annoy some people, people that love this country will always know that after rain comes ☀️. Like here, at the islands (drumlins) in Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland 🇮🇪 ….
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Chasing Waterfalls, Co Mayo. #waterfall #westport #westportmayo #mayo #ireland #irishwaterfall ...

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I used to take photos on sunny days only.
Preferably during golden hour.
Preferably with skies clear and cloudless.
Preferably late summer.

I would have never known how the wild wind bends the long grass like it bows...
I would have never known how the fading light on the bleak winter day reveals the unseen colours of the landscape...
I would have never known that my own freedom as a photographer lies where the comfort ends. That safety and perfect circumstances will never allow me to learn, and grow. And that challenges make me a better photographer, make me more connected to the story I want to tell. I would have never known any of this if I stayed in my comfort zone of golden hour colours.

Thank you magdamoiselle for being my model on this wild December day when you could have stayed home in warmth and comfort. I’m so lucky to meet and know women who are willing to brave the storms with me.
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Snowy scenes
I wish i was around during the day for nicer light. This was as good as the sunset got tonight.
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Colours of summer in Westport. 🌺🌸🌼

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At the first attempt (leaving the highly recommended thewyattwestport tonight), we found a lovely local bar! It's a proper old school establishment, with local people and a shop! A dream find and in the middle of town.
Iggy was made very welcome and this pub gets a 10/10!

Johnny Moran's
15 Bridge Street
Westport
Co. Mayo
F28 X310
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Westport, Co. Mayo: Beach riding at the foothills of Croagh Patrick! ☘️ Dream Now, Travel Later. (Itinerary: West Coast & the Wild Atlantic Way)
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Amazing Autumn colours 📸 by shazza_walsh
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(🔊On!) Blue Skies + Golden Beaches: Westport, County Mayo ☘️💚☘️ Dream Now, Travel Later! (Itinerary: West Coast & the Wild Atlantic Way)
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Westport
A new blanket of snow this morning
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📷 by cubek81: Colours of 🍂
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(🔊On!) Scenes from the Wild Atlantic Way: Westport, County Mayo ☘️💚☘️ Until we can travel, we can dream! (Itinerary: West Coast & the Wild Atlantic Way)
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Tiffanie is always smiling under the mask as she works, whatever she’s doing. She is so passionate about helping people refill their containers, and she loves good lists and containers that are cleverly reused. She is very knowledgeable about plastic free bathroom and kitchen essentials and reusable menstrual items and has tips to share with anyone who asks.

#reusemonth #refillrevolution #refillnotlandfill #reusable #refillshop #zerowasteshopping #zerowasteshop #bringyourowncontainer #sustainablegrocery #paxwestport #westportmayo #refusesingleuse #zerowasteireland
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A Wintery scene down at the idle wall on Westport Quay, it was certainly fresh!
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Born free...fancy a bit of this when lockdown lifts?
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Westport sunrise ...

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Westport is a charming, seaside town located on the edge of the Atlantic in Co. Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland's. Explore its Georgian town centre with stone bridges linking our tree-lined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River. Visit Rockfleet Castle or Burrishoole Abbey, both with ties to our very own 16th-century pirate queen, Grace O’ Malley or cycle our stunning 60km greenway bike all the way to Achill Island.

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