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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
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.
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
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