Westport House Country Estate in Co. Mayo
Built in 1730 on the site of one of Grace O'Malley's 16th century Castles, Westport House is now considered to be one of Ireland's most important National Treasures. Westport House is the result of some of the finest architects in the world, including Richard Cassels, James Wyatt and Thomas Ivory. The House, still complete with original furniture and works of art is a living documentation of almost 300 years of history - a story well worth a visit!
Since first opening to visitors in 1960, Westport House and it's adjoining Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million visitors from all over the world. Together they combine to create the most stunning combination of culture, fun and aventure.
The Pirate Adventure Park is a haven of fun activities for all members of the family; from a Swan Pedaloe trip on the lake, to A Rumble through the Jungle on The Treasure Island Express (Miniature Train) or a scream on the Pirate ship, to mention but a few, there is something here for everyone and is well worth a day out. Advice - Get here early! Also if you are within a couple of hours from Westport there are Great Value Family Season Membership Cards available.
Westport House also has a magnificant Parkland Caravan and Camping Park on it's grounds, which offers great deals for people staying for 3 nights or more.