Westport House

Historic Building in Westport

Built in 1730 on the ruins of Grace O'Malley's 16th-century castle, this charming Georgian mansion 2km west of the centre retains much of its original contents and has some stunning period-style rooms. Set in glorious gardens, the overall effect is marred somewhat by its commercial focus, but children love the Pirate Adventure Park, complete with a swinging pirate ship, a 'pirate's playground', a roller-coaster-style flume ride (adult/child €10/5) through a water channel and a birds of prey show (adult/child €10/7).

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