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Westport Travel guide
Westport : Michelin's recommendations
Westport, pleasantly set on the meandering River Carrowbeg, is an ideal base from which to explore the west coast of Mayo. An elegant and charming town, it was designed and built around 1780 for a local landowner, John Denis Browne. Until the arrival of the railway in the 19C, Westport Quay on the estuary was a busy port, with imposing 18C warehouses.
Tourist attractions Westport : Things to see and do
The Mall IRL - Westport
The weekly market takes place in a square, the Octagon, around a Doric column which used to be crowned by a statue of George Glendinning, a local banker and philanthropist. From the square the main street descends to the Mall, a magnificent promenade..
Newport Road IRL - Westport
This neo-Gothic church was consecrated in 1872, with a pencil spire above the main gate. Below the hammer roof, the interior is richly decorated with marble mosaic murals depicting scenes from the gospel, the work of Italian artists. Canon James Owen..
Westport Quay IRL - Westport
This residence is the work of several architects. Richard Castle designed the east front in 1730, Thomas Ivory the south elevation in 1778 and James Wyatt the west front, around 1780. The lake was created during the 18C by damming the Carrowbeg River..
Mill Street IRL - Westport
In the heart of Westport town centre in County Mayo, one of Ireland's most beautiful and scenic locations, this 3-star boutique hotel offers great-value accommodation and a warm Irish welcome. The Mill Times Hotel has undergone major renovations and..
The Octagon IRL - Westport
Prix Prices from : 54 €
Situated in the heart of Westport, this hotel on the famous Octagon offers lively entertainment each night and a fine location for enjoying the friendly town and County Mayo. The town of Westport is situated on the edge of Clew Bay and is surrounded..
Knockranny IRL - Westport CO.MAYO
Prix Prices from : 127 €
"Knockranny House Hotel and Spa in Westport, County Mayo is recognised as one of Ireland's finest luxury four star deluxe hotel and destination spa establishments. Open log fires and anitque furniture combine with every modern comfort to provide..
Aghagower IRL - Cathair na Mart / Westport
10 High St IRL - Cathair na Mart / Westport
Simple, sage-coloured, neighbourhood bistro, with bubbly service and a laid-back feel. The menu offers 10 dishes per course and focuses on Italy, so you'll find homemade pasta, fresh risotto and plenty of seafood. Portions are huge.
The Quay IRL - Cathair na Mart
Rosbeg IRL - Cathair na Mart / Westport
Pretty thatched pub with lovely bay and Croagh Patrick views. Hearty, unfussy dishes feature mussels, oysters and lobsters from the bay, and lamb and beef from the fields nearby. Sit outside, in the rustic bar or in first floor dining room.
Brewery Pl, Bridge St IRL - Cathair na Mart / Westport
Tucked away down a small alleyway and named after the chef's home village. Compact interior with shabby-chic, Mediterranean-style décor. Classically based menu showcases local produce in elaborate dishes; seafood specials on the blackboard.
Castlebar Rd, Knockranny IRL - Cathair na Mart / Westport
Spacious hotel restaurant with a large bar, several different seating areas and huge windows offering views to Croagh Patrick Mountain. The three menus feature fresh, local produce, including langoustines from the bay below. Formal service.