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Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

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Address: Church Lane, Westport, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 98 27766
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Description: Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million...
Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million visitors with its range of heritage, family-fun, camping and adventure activity offerings. From small beginnings of 2,700 visitors in 1960, it has become one of Ireland’s best loved attractions and was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine. One of those rare attractions, it appeals to everyone in the family with its extraordinary mixture of-- history and heritage in this 18th century historic house with 4 permanent exhibitions, over 30 rooms open to the public, guided and self-guide tours, tea rooms and gift shops-- the fun of the Pirate Adventure Park – a primarily outdoor amusement park best suited to the under 12’s which features water and swinging ship rides, train, swan Pedaloe boats, slides, playgrounds, pitch & putt and in-door soft play area-- exhilaration with the adventure activities such as zorbing, archery and water sports-- child-friendly fun in its varied events calendar with our Fireworks Extravaganza, Halloween Fest and Winter Wonderland being highlights-- the family-friendly Caravan & Camping Park in the gorgeous park and woodland setting with excellent amenities. Owned and operated by the Browne Family, who have been onsite for over 300 years and can trace their roots back to Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connaught, Westport House provides a full days fun – and more to any visitor to the West. The jewel in the crown of the West, you cannot visit Mayo without stopping in. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Enjoyable day out but expensive

I really enjoyed my time at Westport House. It's a beautiful place and even though the adventure park wasn't open due to the time of year it was an enjoyable way to spend an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Galway, Ireland
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dubin, ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots to do. Zip wire and the rolling ball thing brilliant fun. The pirate adventure park, the lake and Westport house itself really interested the children. There's lots more to do. It was really worth the cost. The rain poured down but didn't dampen the spirits of either the children or the staff who were patient and friendly. We loved... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous house, grounds and adventure park for the kids. Between touring the house and strolling the grounds we easily spent 3 hours. Staff in the house are very well informed and take pride in the place.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went here for my hen weekend to do the Zip Wire and Zorbing, was not able to do Zorbing due to high winds but really enjoyed the Zip Wire will defo return

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Galway, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at Westport House. It's a beautiful place and even though the adventure park wasn't open due to the time of year it was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon wandering through the house and gardens. I did think that it was a little costly-for two people it cost €26 which is a lot of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If its history, beautiful gardens and surroundings or a family day out with the kids, it is all here at Westport House. It is a hugely interesting site and the house itself is a step in to times gone by. There are themed events too, such as Halloween and an Easter Egg hunt, Pirate Queen Festival, Chamber music etc. It... More 

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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The direct descendants of famous female Irish pirate, Grace O' Malley, still own Westport House and have created a fun family attraction with camping, a pirate park, and scenic train tour of the estate and village. Kids will most likely be bored with the house tour, other than a glimpse of the dungeons. The town of Westport is charming and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great venue for kids. House was interesting but would have preferred a guided tour which was not available at time.

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ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was great fun and a brilliant day out. We had two teenagers with us and we spent the day trying out everything the park had to offer from the log flumes to the big slide, the swan lake rides, the zorbing not to mention taking not so sneaky snapchats with the Easter bunny. Westport house was lovely and we... More 

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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful place and well maintained. Staff friendly especially on the swan boats. But you had t pay extra for this and that and a can of drink 2 euros!!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Westport House is a grand journey back in time with memorabilia from the Pirate Queen down through her entire family to current generations. But the ground have been given over to the kids in a good family fun way. Multiple venues provide numerous activities for families to have very real fun experiences.

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