Westport

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Westport featuring a river or creek

Stroll along the tree-lined promenades and relax on blue flag beaches in this small scenic town on the western coast of Ireland.

Westport is a pretty town on the southeastern shore of Clew Bay. Tour a grand mansion, built in the 18th century. Enjoy a meal in a traditional Irish pub or restaurant. With stunning mountains, sandy beaches and an enchanting township, Westport is a leading tourist destination.

Visit Westport House, an opulent mansion in a beautiful parkland setting. See over 30 luxurious rooms in this heritage attraction. Admire the extravagant interiors, featuring marble fireplaces, fine hand-painted ceilings and bog oak furnishings. Discover spectacular views of Ireland’s holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, from outside Westport House.

The mansion also features a small theme park called Pirate Adventure Park. Ride through the vast grounds on a miniature railway, known as the Westport House Express. Enjoy go-karting or take a swan pedal boat out on the lake. With log flumes and other amusement rides, the Pirate Adventure Park is perfect for families.

Croagh Patrick is a mountain about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the center of Westport. Ascend the mountain and find remarkable views of Clew Bay and its surrounding green countryside. This mountain is considered the holiest in Ireland and honors a tradition of pilgrimage dating back to the Stone Age. Legend says that from this mountain, St. Patrick drove away all the snakes from Ireland.

Rent a bicycle and ride along the Great Western Greenway. The trail begins in Westport and ends in Achill. Stretching about 26 miles (42 kilometers) long, the Great Western Greenway is one of Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling trails. Enjoy the striking County Mayo countryside as you travel along this enjoyable trail.

In Westport’s town center, find stores selling locally produced knitwear and crafts, along with boutique clothing and books. Westport is about 155 miles (250 kilometers) from Dublin and 170 miles (270 kilometers) from Cork. Find pleasant accommodations among the available hotels, guesthouses and self-catering apartments.

Where to stay in Westport

The Wyatt Hotel
The Wyatt Hotel
3 out of 5
The Octagon, Westport, County Mayo
The price is €115 per night from 14 Jun to 15 Jun
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Westport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (285 reviews)
"Convenient location and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

The Wyatt Hotel
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Castlebar Road, Westport, Mayo, F28 X340
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €175 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Westport. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (360 reviews)
"A great place for a quiet, restful break."

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2022

Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
Westport Coast Hotel
Westport Coast Hotel
4 out of 5
The Quay, Westport, Mayo
The price is €138 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Westport. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (422 reviews)
"Great location and nice clean and freindly hotel"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2022

Westport Coast Hotel
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Cloon River Self Catering
Cloon River Self Catering
3.5 out of 5
Furnace, Partry, Westport, County Mayo, F12 FH67
Stay at this property in Westport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Westport House and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Cloone River Self-Catering: Perfect!
"Lovely location, clean, spacious and modern! Great value for money. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

Cloon River Self Catering
Boley Patrick Self Catering Rental (Apartment 1, Sleeps 2)
Boley Patrick Self Catering Rental (Apartment 1, Sleeps 2)
Westport, County Mayo
Stay at this apartment in Westport. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and barbecues. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"Rating a 5 based on accuracy of listing, cleanliness, location, and communication. Short distance to Westside Quay restaurants. Exactly what we needed for our stay!"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Boley Patrick Self Catering Rental (Apartment 1, Sleeps 2)
Lovely 5-bed House, Aughagower, Westport
Lovely 5-bed House, Aughagower, Westport
Westport, County Mayo
Stay at this property in Westport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Westport House and Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead are located ...
Lovely 5-bed House, Aughagower, Westport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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