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Holywood, Co. Down

This prosperous satellite town of Belfast has lots to offer the visitor including excellent restaurants, cafes along the busy main street and interesting historical sites including the 13th century clock tower and Holywood Motte, which is an earthen mound located off Brook Street in the centre of the town which was almost certainly a 12th century Norman motte. 

The nearby Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (+44 (0) 28 9042 8428, open all year) is an impressive display of engines, coaches and is the home of the Irish railway collection.  The folk part of the park takes visitors on a journey around a typical 19th century Ulster town including farmhouses, a school and a corner shop. 

Golfers will enjoy a round at Royal Belfast Golf Course (+44 (0) 28 9042 8165), which is reputedly one of the finest 18 hole parkland settings in the game, or there is the choice of Holywood Golf Course (+44 (0) 28 9042 3135), established in 1904.   

Gardens

Mount Stewart House & Gardens - Newtownards County Down Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart House & Gardens
Newtownards, Co. Down
Inspired by Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, Mount Stewart is surely a contender for the most splendid garden in Ireland. The influential Londonderrys were part of the golden circle of their day and, when Edith came to Mount Stewart in 1919, sh ...
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Golf

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Royal Belfast Golf Club
Craigavad, Co. Down
Course Type: Parkland
Founded on November 9th 1881, the Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest club in Ireland and has a delightful, parkland setting on the shores of Belfast Lough. Its formation proved to be the inspiration for the growth of the game in Ireland. Th ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Colonel's Lodge
Holywood, Co. Down
The Colonel's Lodge is set in the garden of Beech Hill Country House bed and breakfast. It is a converted grain store with a small double bedroom under the rafters in an open gallery upstairs , a small single bedroom dow ...
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What's On

Belfast - St. Georges Street - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am-4pm

St. Georges Street, Belfast

Contact: Andrew Irvine 00 44 (0) 28 9027 0509

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Tourist Attractions

Larne Museum & Arts Centre - Larne County Antrim Northern Ireland
Larne Museum & Arts Centre
Larne, Co. Antrim
Larne Museum and Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Larne and is based in what was Carnegie Library which originally opened in 1906. This historic building, beautifully restored and renovated, with many original features remaining intact ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Old Inn
Crawfordsburn, Co. Down
The pretty village setting of this famous and hospitable 16th century inn - the oldest in continuous use in all Ireland - belies its convenient location close to Belfast. The hotel overlooks the wooded glen of Crawfordsburn Country Park at the ba ...
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