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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.

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Summer opening 24/06/2017 - 17/09/2017

Sunday only 12:00 - 16:00

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Free

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Holywood Motte

Address
Brook Street
Holywood
County Down
BT18 9BB
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
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Web Address
www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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