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Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is a well known Irish tourist attraction, owned by the Hughes family, who own a number of businesses in the west of Ireland. Until January 2017 it was the ancestral seat of the Browne family, whose head was the Marquesses of Sligo. The title and the house were separated in 2014, following the death of the 11th Marquess of Sligo, who left the estate to his five daughters. His titles passed to his first cousin, Sebastian Ulick Browne, a residential real estate agent in Australia. It was built by the Browne family in the 18th Century, near the site of an O'Malley castle. The architects were Richard Cassels, who built (1730) the east section of the house facing the town, and later James Wyatt, who built the other three façades to form a quadrangle. Later the quadrangle was filled in with a grand staircase. North and south wings were added to the designs of Benjamin Wyatt. The south wing, which contained a library, was burned soon after it was built due to a defect in the heating system. It was subsequently rebuilt.Add Westport House and other attractions to your Westport trip itinerary using our Westport trip itinerary maker.
A model farm was built in the demesne in the early part of the 19th century with accommodation for housing animals and animal feed.
The remains of an old boathouse open to the sea.
Westport House reviews
It was lovely to see the house and hear the history. We wish the new owners the best of look with renovations.
It was lovely to see the house and hear the history. We wish the new owners the best of look with renovations. more »
Great place to go for a free walk when in Westport. If you have kids the daily ticket for all the amusements is reasonable
Great place to go for a free walk when in Westport. If you have kids the daily ticket for all the amusements is reasonable more »
Love Westport House it's such a tranquil relaxing place to walk around the gardens. You can also go in and view the interior of the house be mindful it is under recent renovations lately and it's strictly on a booking visit at the moment I think. But even a visit to this beautiful place is well worth the visit. Plenty of child family fun activities during peak summer months and it also has a camping spot and bar/restaurant for visitors/campers and washing facilities for overnight camping too!
We had a wonderful, funny and informative tour through the Westport House. Our guide Moirin was a great pleasure to meet. She made the tour to be a great experience. Thank you so much. (And keep up with your German lessons :-)
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