Historic Environment
Mount Street
BT25 1FA

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 021:048

About Dromore Motte

The mound lies in a bend of the River Lagan, commanding the valley, with extensive views. This is the best preserved and most impressive example in Ulster of an Anglo-Norman motte and bailey castle. The mound rises 12.2m high above its encircling ditch, blocking the landward approach from the north. To the south is the small, squarish bailey above the river. An outer bank and ditch provide further protection to east, north and north-west. Excavation on the motte in 1951 showed that the first summit defence was a timber palisade, followed by the low bank which is still visible.

Other historic places you can visit:

Dromore Motte
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