Westport Train Tour
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Take a most unique road-train tour of Westport House Estate, the Quay and also the historic town of Westport and immerse yourself in a fun, yet fact-filled journey through one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns.
Suitable for all the family, this trip will start and end at the newly opened Church Lane entrance and wind its way through the demesne - the ONLY tour to go through Westport House & Grounds - all the way to what was once the beating heart of Westport, The Quay.
You will find out what life was like in the 18th and 19th century. Discover where the original town of Westport once was. Who are Peter, James & John and why are there streets named after them? What is this mysterious pink rabbit I keep hearing about? On a more serious note, learn all about the tragic accident at The Quay that took the life of 32 young Achill Islanders as well as the devastating effects of The Great Famine on the local people.
The train itself might prove to be the greatest attraction of all, especially for younger visitors. Brightly coloured with all seats forward facing, the train’s distinctive appearance will both entice and entertain children and adults alike.
The tour will last approximately 40-45 minutes and will pass 29 points of interest along the route. It will feature an audio presentation that will entertain and educate.
Pick Up Points include the town centre gate to Westport House, the Farmyard at Westport House and the Quay, Westport.
Schedule: Daily departures in August from town centre gate to Westport House at 30 minutes past the hour from 10:30am to 6:30pm each day in August. Daily departures in September from 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm and weekends in October.
Ticket Pricing: Get your tickets from the train conductor at the Pick Up point at the Quay or from the Ticket Office at Church Lane, Westport House. Cash only from Westport Quay but cards and cash are accepted at the ticket office at the town centre gate at Westport House. €9 for adults, €5 for a child and €7.50 for concessions. Family of four €22 and family of 6 is €26.