Westport House & Gardens, Westport

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Still owned and run by the Browne family who originally

built it in 1730, award-winning Westport House has been the

home of family fun in the West of Ireland for over 50 years.

It has welcomed almost 5 million visitors with rides and

attractions for children under 12, Ireland’s most beautiful

historic home, magnificent woodland campsites, special

events throughout the year and a range of milder to wilder

adventure activities. Create magical family memories in the

beautiful grounds, lake and woodlands of Westport House.

Westport House offers something for all ages and a visit to

the West is not complete without seeing it!
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  • Wish we had allocated more time to our visit. We took the house tour but not enough time to fully explore the gardens. Very interesting to learn the history of the home. I wish there had been more bed...  read more »
  • Westport House is a lovely example of a great house situated just outside Westport. Visitors can walk through about 30 rooms in this house that reeks of history but still feels almost like it has been...  read more »
  • The grounds were partially closed and the directions to get into the house were not very helpful. However the house itself is lovely but in need of some tlc. It was quite randomly laid out and there w...  read more »
  • My husband and I visited Westport House with our two children aged 5 & 3 in March. We had a very enjoyable day spending about 5 hours on the grounds looking around and trying the various rides & attractions. It was easy to get from one place to the next and everything was well signposted. There were certainly lots of options for things to do with no excessive queuing really and kids really enjoyed the pedal karts/buggys, the swan pedalos and the train ride and of course the bouncy castle and the big slide. They also enjoyed the sand pit in near the pirate ship etc.. allowing us to have a relaxing coffee after our picnic. Food stands are located in convenient spots if you do want to pick up something as you go around and there are a few options for sit in food also. There are picnic benches dotted around throughout the grounds it seemed so plenty of choice where to sit. They also enjoyed the house and the magic mirrors and on the way back we couldnt miss out on the outdoor playground and the indoor soft play area so all boxes ticked. It was a lovely way to spend a day with family and not very expensive unless you want it to be once you have paid for your ticket in. All in all a great day and a special mention to the go kart attendant and the train driver who were particularly entertaining and mindful of young children. Would happily go again.
  • Myself, husband and two children aged 8 and 4 years old spent a lovely day here recently. There is something for everyone. Go karting for the younger boy and for the older girl some scary rides on a pirate ship! The House itself is amazing, I am looking forward to going back here and spending some more time exploring the house and its history (minus the kids). We had coffee and cake in the restaurant downstairs in the house. The Staff at every turn from the swan boats to the catering staff were all very friendly and helpful. There was a pizzeria on the grounds that looked lovely. We will definitely return.
  • There is so much to do at Westport House. After a historical tour around the house we were lucky enough to get a spin in the train around town. We came back to try out the Pirates Swinging Ship and Pirates Plunge log flume ride. Have to say they are not only for the family! It was so much fun! You could spend the day there.. We finished the day off with the zipwire & leap of faith which were also so much fun.. Would really recommend spending the day here while visiting Westport.
  • Stunning location and amazing experience. Service on our visit was 5 stars with extremely friendly staff. A wonderful day for all and I will be definitely returning as soon as possible. There is simply so much to do and see that another visit is most certainly required.
  • I won't comment on the house and surrounding features, I'm just very pleased to see the Greenway given passage through this beautiful wooded area. It's so much safer now to cycle avoiding the town traffic.
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