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Holywood Motte

Brook Street, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9BB
a photograph of the motte surrounded by some trees

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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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  • Open Sundays

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Free

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* Sunday only 12:00 - 16:00

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