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Address: Intersection of High Street and Shore Street, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9027 0069

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I see this pole in the middle of a cross roads every day as I go to work. It certainly is in an odd place but am sure it looks good in full swing.

Reviewed 21 October 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Maypole in Holywood is a centre piece for the May Day celebrations. Every year there is a fantastic market, which leads up the maypole where there is a dance. Well worth a visit as Holywood is just outside of Belfast and is accessible by train.

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Thank Katie S
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My father & I popped into the Maypole during a quick visit to Holywood recently. We were impressed by the hospitality shown by the landlord & regulars & wished we could have stayed longer in this very welcoming pub.

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Thank DickieGal
Belfast, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unless you are visiting Holywood on May Day or some other local festival all you will see is a large pole at the crossroads in the centre of town, so nothing of note really!

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Thank travelpassion
Belfast, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Not much more to say - except drivers need to be wary of its position in the middle of the road. I've never been there on May Day so I suppose I'm missing out.

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Thank Barnabas014
Staffordshire
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We were looking for a typical Irish Pub and we found it! It's like a time warp back to the 50's or 60's, maybe earlier We are told it's traditional and we were not disappointed offering hospitality second to none. Service with a smile and full to the brim with characters. This is worth every penny of a taxi ride... More 

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Thank MrGrumpy49
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I see this pole in the middle of a cross roads every day as I go to work. It certainly is in an odd place but am sure it looks good in full swing.

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Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Proper old irish pub on the main street.Feels like you've stepped back into the 19th (18th?) century. Friendly bar staff and lots of locals. Will be back for a pre-dinner drink next time we go for a meal in Fontana.

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Thank Majellaq
St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This pole may have allot of historical significance but other than seeing a pole in the middle of road there is not much else to see or learn at this site. Perhaps the maypole pub adjacent could provide some historical info on pole Ives pint. I don't know...

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Thank honestskipper
Belfast, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

What can you say about a maypole?A big stick in the middle of the street. Of course, it's the symbolism, but still a big stick in the middle of the street, unless you're there on May Day. It's a fun wee carnival but I think the Council really could do a bit more, make a big event of it.

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Thank UlsterFryNo1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Lovely small intimate bar. Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Had a few drinks with friends and a nice catch up.

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Thank Tracey H

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