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.

Enjoy Exclusive Offers to Westport House & The Pirate Adventure Park

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

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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.

Enjoy Exclusive Offers to Hotel Westport & Westport House

WESTPORT ESTATE

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.

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Bespoke Events

Whether corporate event or team building day out If looking for a special event in Mayo, Westport Estate offers a host of experiences which will "wow" your guests.

Some past experiences we have offered:

  • Birds of Prey show
  • Horse & Hound Welcome
  • Sheep Herding
  • Irish dancing displays
  • Live Music
  • Mentalist Shows
  • Whiskey Tastings
  • Choir Recitals
  • Photoshoots
  • and much, much 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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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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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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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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Frosty sunset over Westport house ...

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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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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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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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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 on our premier Caravan & Camping Site, Westport. 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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We are very excited to have the illustrious Thomas Haughton come on board The Westport Estate Project as Head of Culinary.

A highly accomplished, creative and passionate Culinary Professional with over 25 years' experience, Thomas has worked alongside some of the world's finest chefs in some of the finest restaurants including in two Michelin Star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

Come on down to Westport Estate this Summer and check our new Summer Menus across the estate.
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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.

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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.

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Chasing Waterfalls, Co Mayo. #waterfall #westport #westportmayo #mayo #ireland #irishwaterfall ...

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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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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.

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What’s SUP, Westport Quay, Co Mayo. #westport #westportireland #westportquay #westportmayo #ireland #sup #mayo #ireland #ireland🇮🇪 #eire #instagood #instaireland #irishscenery #irishphotography #sunset ...

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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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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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Early hours in Westport.
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Exploring 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!

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A Wintery scene down at the idle wall on Westport Quay, it was certainly fresh!
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Over the last few months I haven’t really been shooting photos for ‘fun’. It’s all been work related - shooting mainly corporate/commercial projects to specific briefs. It hasn’t allowed much time to get out, get creative and enjoy the art of photography. So after been inspired this past week (thanks joannegibbons93 😎) I’ve made an effort to do that and get out with my camera. The photos haven’t been anything groundbreaking, it’s more about the doing, rather than the result. But it’s such a joy to get out again. 📸🌅
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A new blanket of snow this morning
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Days like this ❤ Summer is approaching and we can't wait to welcome you back! Discover Westport like never before ☀️
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Amazing Autumn colours 📸 by shazza_walsh
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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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