Historic Environment
Brooke Street
BT18 9BB

Additional information

Open to the public:

During opening hours (please check DiscoverNI website, charges may apply)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 001:001

About Holywood Motte

Anglo-Norman castle mound, formerly probably with a ditch round its base and a timber palisade round the summit, but now with a spiral path and planted with trees, the result of 19th-century landscaping. King John stayed at Holywood in 1210 and a castle at Holywood 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.

Other historic places you can visit:

Holywood Motte
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