Welcome to Visit Holywood Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Holywood

Visit Holywood PlacesVisit Holywood places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Holywood places to visit. A unique way to experience Holywood’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Holywood as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Holywood is a town in the metropolitan area of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is a civil parish and townland of 755 acres lying on the shore of Belfast Lough. The town hosts an annual jazz and blues festival. When you visit Holywood, Walkfo brings Holywood places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Holywood Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Holywood

Visit Holywood – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

Holywood photo With 9 audio plaques & Holywood places for you to explore in the Holywood area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Holywood places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Holywood history

Holywood, a coastal village, was popular as a resort for sea-bathing in the early 19th century. The railway line from Belfast to Holywood opened in 1848. The population of Holywood was approximately 3,500 in 1900 and had grown to 12,000 by 2001. The Old Priory ruins lie at the bottom of the High Street.

Holywood toponymy

The English name Holywood comes from Latin Sanctus Boscus ‘holy wood’ This was the name the Normans gave to the woodland surrounding the monastery of St Laiseran, son of Nasca. The monastery was founded by the monastery before 640 and was on the site of the present Holywood Priory.

Why visit Holywood with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Holywood PlacesYou can visit Holywood places with Walkfo Holywood to hear history at Holywood’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Holywood has 9 places to visit in our interactive Holywood map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Holywood, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Holywood places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Holywood & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 9 audio facts unique to Holywood places in an interactive Holywood map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Holywood Places Map
9 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Holywood historic spots

  Holywood tourist destinations

  Holywood plaques

  Holywood geographic features

Walkfo Holywood tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Holywood


Best Holywood places to visit

Holywood has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Holywood’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Holywood’s information audio spots:

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Holywood is a town in the metropolitan area of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is a civil parish and townland of 755 acres lying on the shore of Belfast Lough. The town hosts an annual jazz and blues festival.
Holywood photo Palace Barracks
Palace Barracks, Holywood is a British Army installation in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is the headquarters of the British Army of Engineers.


Visit Holywood plaques

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Holywood has 7 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Holywood plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Holywood using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Holywood plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.