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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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We were the last visitors on a Sunday at 3pm, house was closing at 4pm, so really not enough time but no excuse for toilets being locked and the audiovisual in exhibitions being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Liz M
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Skerries, Ireland
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Skerries, Ireland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were the last visitors on a Sunday at 3pm, house was closing at 4pm, so really not enough time but no excuse for toilets being locked and the audiovisual in exhibitions being turned off, staff not helpful. Such a shame, it's a wonderful place, the House itself is a complete treasure trove appropriately enough with the Grainne Uaile connection.... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

beautiful house plenty of history in a lovely setting i liked the old furniture beautiful floors but if you have difficulty with walking you will not like this tour

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Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
13 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We spent a wonderful two and a half hours here between the walk around the estate and nearly 40 different room with different themes furniture uniforms paintings getting a feel for the family and their history dedicated to the estate and the people of Westport and Mayo. You cannot but be intrigued and impressed.

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Mayo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A must place to see if you are in Westport. Plenty to do and see as a family and good value for money.

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Westport, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lots for the kids to do, pirate park is good fun, has kept mine busy for days adventure islands on sight good for older kids.

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Liz - thanks so much for your lovely review and feedback, it means the world to us to hear that the kids had a blast! Now that they're getting bigger, yes, please enjoy our A to Z of adventure activities with them (archery to zorbing!). Hope to see you back again soon. All the best, Biddy Director of Sales &... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Ideal family day out with kids under 10. Bring the raingear, otherwise you'll be miserable . Plenty of variety, good restaurant, indoor and outdoor activities.

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Reddoc - thanks for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, there truly is something for all ages here! You're right - we encourage all of our guests to plan for the weather which in the West of Ireland can mean packing wellies, sun glasses,... More 

County Mayo, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for a place to take the kids besides the wind torn beach (unless your lucky!), this is a nice place although as a past reviewer notes...a little pricey. Still they are all looking to make a profit and as far as I know not a registered charity :-) sadly... Close to the town too and other... More 

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Steve - thanks for your response and indeed for visiting with us. We are glad to hear you all had a great time. We pride ourselves on having something for everyone - no matter the age (mental age or physical age!). We hope you feel you received great value for the admission. We would love to have the opportunity to... More 

Pontypridd
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful gardens and fantastic guided tour of Westport House. Beautiful grounds for a scenic walk or picnic. Restaurant offered a good choice of meals,snacks and drinks. A bit too old to try the adventure park and wished my grandchildren were there to enjoy the thrills.

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Graham - thanks so much for visiting us and leaving a lovely review. We would love to welcome you back with the grandkids sometime! All the best, Biddy Director of Sales & Marketing More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Its a good day out if not a little pricy, not that much there but goof=d fun for under 10's all the same, they loved the log flume and swinging ship

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Kevin - Thanks for taking the time to visit with us and for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to hear that the kids loved the swinging ship and the log flume - they're our two most popular rides! Children tell us all the time that they rode them 20 times each in a day - while our pricing... More 

Kildare, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Westport House offers beautiful gardens when you can walk or picnic, tours of the house, zorbing, zip-wire, combat games, a train, obstacle course, restaurant and gift shop. You can spend a quiet hour or a wild afternoon, it's your choice! The adventure park does not run all year around so best to check rather then be disappointed but if you... More 

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Granuaile2009, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Nora - thanks for your visit and for taking the time to leave your feedback. There is truly something for all ages at Westport House and it sounds like you got to enjoy much of it - well done you! Yes, very good point - please visit our website before you visit to check opening times. While a large... More 

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