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Westport House & Gardens

Church Lane, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 27766
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Interesting if not mind-blowing

Beautiful house. Downstairs rooms OK but a bit boring, with all the family portraits of the great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
eekogirl
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Ireland
Lovely old home

Beautiful house with lovely grounds. Home of Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen. Worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessica W
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Deep River, Connecticut
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Church Lane, Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful house. Downstairs rooms OK but a bit boring, with all the family portraits of the great and the undeservedly privileged. The upstairs rooms were much more intimate and interesting - bedrooms, nurseries, old bathrooms preserved as they were. Some good exhibitions upstairs too that...More

Thank eekogirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful house with lovely grounds. Home of Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen. Worth a visit. Amusement park area for children.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning looking around the house and grounds and had quite an enjoyable time. The grounds looked larger than than they actually were.

Thank drjohn030151
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to learn about Grace O' Malley ( Grainne Mhaol, Granuaile) and the grounds are beautiful to stroll around.

Thank Sea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The little road train picked us up from hotel for the 2 hour tour through the town to the house for guided tour and then drove round garden and quay and back to hotel which was very good for the less able as a long...More

Thank nancy h
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can imagine lords and ladies strolling around here - house is very interesting to visit. Cafe downstairs didn't really have much to offer however so don't plan to eat here. Cafe location in downstairs kitchen with historic range worth a look.

Thank enimhuin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house was impressive, if slightly shabby, but welcoming. We learned a lot about the famine in Ireland and the efforts made by the family to alleviate the suffering of their tenants. The displays were well curated and interesting. The large grounds had amusements for...More

Thank LondonFidelity
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Historic country house at edge of beautiful small town laid out in 18th C. Though sold by the Marquess of Sligo recently, the great house retains the numerous portraits, engravings, antiques etc. that were in the house over several centuries. Fascinating display of family history...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited the house only but there are fantastic attractions in the grounds for children and teenagers. The house could do with some more restoration work particularly downstairs. I think I would have been disappointed with the visit except the the upstairs rooms. They have...More

1  Thank Lorcan M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

we had a guided tour of this house and it was very interesting. the stories about the family and westports role in the famine were appreciated. the house continues to need work and when we were there apparently it's been sold by the family and...More

Thank lovemaine1015
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