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Sentimental Journey

This little priory church is synonymous with local history in this sleepy little town. It is also... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dpcbeech
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Full of history

Beautiful church ruins in the middle of Holywood. An interesting place to walk around and lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Tom S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Sentimental Journey”
6 Jul 2017
“Full of history”
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High Street, Holywood BT19 9AB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little priory church is synonymous with local history in this sleepy little town. It is also inextricably linked with the Norman invasion. Alas although it is a ruin you can stand in the graveyard adjoining it and get a real sense of the past....More

Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church ruins in the middle of Holywood. An interesting place to walk around and lots of history to discover.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

our family respectfully viewed the resting places of old families and pondered the hardships and the peoples way of life

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 12 May 2016

A 12th-century Anglo-Norman Augustinian abbey. Picturesque and atmospheric, but probably not worth the trip out to Holywood except for the archeologically inclined. An integral part of the whole Holywood tour.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

These ruins I drive past daily and I decided to stop by and check them out. Great history dating back to 640. Could do with more info boards.

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 15 May 2015

May day was celebrated on the Bank Holiday Monday in Holywood and the door was open to see inside the old priory church. There were two people who had been hired (?) to tell something of the history of the place and were dressed appropriately...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Ruins of a monastery founded by St Laiseran before 640 on the site of the present ruins of the medieval Old Priory at the junction of High Street, Victoria Road and the Old Bangor Road. Many will have driven past these ruins without thinking of...More

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