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Westport

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.

Top hotels in Westport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clew Bay Hotel
Clew Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
James Street, Westport, Mayo

This family-friendly Westport hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Clew Bay and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
Overall it was a pleasant stay

"The Location was great, hotel staff friendly, the breakfast was really good, the bar nice and welcoming, our bedroom was clean and a very comfortable bed, a little old fashioned & could do with an upgrade but very disappointed with the aspect, it was overlooked by several other bedrooms and had no ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Clew Bay Hotel
The Wyatt Hotel
The Wyatt Hotel
3 out of 5
The Octagon, Westport, County Mayo

Situated in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clew Bay and Westport House. Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport Golf Club are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (230 reviews)

"Very comfortable and delicious food!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

The Wyatt Hotel
Castlecourt Hotel
Castlecourt Hotel
Castlebar Street, Westport

Situated in Westport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Clew Bay, Clew Bay Archaeological Trailhead and Westport House. Westport Golf Club is 2.5 mi (4 ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"The staff were very efficient and very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Castlecourt Hotel

Popular places to visit in Westport

Westport House
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Westport House

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Once home to a swashbuckling pirate queen, this estate offers fun for the whole family, with a heritage mansion to explore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Kylemore Abbey
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Kylemore Abbey

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Tour one of Ireland's most romantic castles, which has been home to Benedictine nuns since 1920.

Top things to do in Westport

Connemara Pub Tour from Westport, Mayo. Guided. Group 14max.
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Connemara Pub Tour from Westport, Mayo. Guided. Group 14max.

€1,238
Per adult
E-Bike Westport & the Great Western Greenway, Self guided.
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E-Bike Westport & the Great Western Greenway, Self guided.

€58
Per adult
Cycling Westport & the Great Western Greenway, Self Guided.
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Cycling Westport & the Great Western Greenway, Self Guided.

€18
Per adult
Connemara, Killary, Inagh Valley & Galway City Tour
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Connemara, Killary, Inagh Valley & Galway City Tour

88% of travellers recommend
€55
Per adult
Connemara, Kylemore Abbey OR National Park Tour from Galway
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey OR National Park Tour from Galway

92% of travellers recommend
€41
Per adult
1-Day Connemara & Galway Bay Rail Tour
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1-Day Connemara & Galway Bay Rail Tour

96% of travellers recommend
€119
Per adult