Holywood Motte

Holywood Motte is an Anglo-Norman castle mound, which probably had a ditch round its base and a timber palisade round the summit. The spiral path and planted trees are the result of 19th - century landscaping. King John stayed at Holywood in 1210 and a castle is mentioned in 1234 but it is not known whether either reference applies to this motte. A fine 13th-century church (the ruins now known as Holywood Friary) in the town was contemporary with the castle.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Sunday only 12:00 - 16:00

Prices:

Admission free

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

George Best Belfast City Airport Tourist Information Desk
  • Open Sundays
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