Today, I felt a little like Lucy looking through a wardrobe, but I got to see into the world of C.S. Lewis. His birthplace is only 5 miles from where we are staying. This statue is in front of Holywood Road Library. It shows C.S. Lewis peeking into the wardrobe, the gateway into Narnia.
"From the crest of the Holywood Hills, the boys would see THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS in the distance. Warren believed that his brother drew greatly on the County Down landscape, and the Mourne Mountains in particular, in creating the magical country of NARNIA."
This is St. Mark's where C.S. Lewis grandfather was the first Rector.
On 29th January 1899, Rev Thomas Hamilton baptised his grandson CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS at the font to the west end of the church.
"The new house seemed more like a city to young Jacks. He would write that the house - with its long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, indoor silences, attics and gurgling noises through cisterns and pipes - was almost a major character in his life's story. "