Holywood is renowned for its range of restaurants. Celebrating a special occasion, you must try Fontana’s Restaurant (Awarded a Michelin Bib in 2023), Noble, Frae and for you steak lovers, Clever! For a more relaxed dining experience don’t look past Coast, Joxer, Tulsi and Little Wings with a delicious menu and cocktail list, you’ll find something for even the fussiest eaters. For a light bite, brunch or a quick lunch pop into Homebird Café, The Yard, or Linchpin. With a relaxed vibe and friendly service, you can sit with a coffee and book or entertain the kids with a vast children's menu and designated play areas. There is a thriving nightlife in Holywood, you can kick back with a tipple of your choice at Neds/Maypole Bar, Alexanders & Co for a Friday and Saturday night disco or cosy up by the fire at the Cultra Inn. Wherever you end up, you’ll have a bit of craic.
Did you know Holywood was voted as The Sunday Times most desirable postcodes in 2019 and 2022 and it’s easy to see why. Cultra is well known to be one of the most prestigious areas in Northern Ireland with stunning mansions many with spectacular views over the Belfast Lough. It’s hard to believe you’re just a 10minute stroll along the beach and costal path to Holywood Town Centre. If your budget doesn’t extend to the million-pound pads in Cultra, don’t worry. Holywood has property for all budgets. Princess Park Area is a firm favourite for young professionals, and young families alike and being just a short walk into Holywood Town Centre, Ballymenoch Park, and leading Primary Schools it’s not hard to see why… Not forgetting the First Time Buyers among us, cast your eye around the Victorian terrace homes along Church View, Downshire Road, Trevor Street and Park Avenue. Jammed packed with original features these popular streets are a firm favourite among the first-time buyers, with a 2-minute walk to Holywood High Street you’ll quickly feel part of this friendly community. Holywood has been a firm favourite with home buyers for decades, and the level of interest in all areas of the local community shows no sign of slowing down. If you want to feel part of a thriving community, somewhere to put down roots and make memories then Holywood, Co. Down just might be the place for you.
Being a coastal town the sandy beaches of the Seapark is great way to while away a couple hours, the kids love the newly refurbished play park, and any tennis pro’s can practice their skills on the tennis courts. The Royal North Yacht Club, along Seafront Road, Cultra hosts a range of on the water activities for the young and young at heart. If your sea-legs aren’t feeling up to it, why not take a hike up Redburn County Park, this 5K hike is worth the effort with spectacular views across Belfast Lough. *Word of advice...don’t forget your water bottle! If you really want to get a sweat on, try out Holywood Community Gym or Bannatyne Health Club at the Holywood Exchange. With a huge class list, state of the art gym equipment and indoor pool and sauna it’s a firm favourite for the gym buffs out there! Fancy yourself as the next Rory, then check out Holywood Golf Club along Demesne Road. With rolling greens and private golf lessons available from the club pro, you’ll be ready for the Masters before you know it!