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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Main Street, Royal Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG
  • image is of visitors enjoying the gardens and inspecting the flowers and plants with the castle in the background

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Explore Northern Ireland's royal residence, where worlds and minds meet. Relax in 100 acres of picturesque gardens, explore the State Rooms still used today and indulge in delicious food and drink in our café.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Licensed
  • Local Produce
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Serve lunch
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Event venue
  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Unique venue

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  • Family Discount
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Guide Prices

Please see website for details and up to date ticket prices. Members go free.

Events

Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Monday, 6th May 2024

An image of Hillsborough Castle with daffodils in the garden Spring Spectacular at Hillsborough CastleSee the gardens of Northern Ireland’s royal residence erupt in spectacular colour. The Courthouse will play host to the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Spring Daffodil Show as part of the World Daffodil Convention.
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Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Sunday, 27th October 2024

Visitors sitting at the Life Through A Royal Lense ExhibitionLife Through a Royal LensDiscover Life Through a Royal Lens, Hillsborough Castle’s first  exhibition featuring a unique collection of Royal photography.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Sunday, 7th April 2024

Outside image of a couple in the gardens with Lady Alice's Temple behind them The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hillsborough Castle and GardensDon’t miss the enchanting Lindt GOLD BUNNY Hunt this Easter season, as the Lindt GOLD BUNNY hops over to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens for the very first time. Pre-book your tickets for an unmissable spring day out, members go free.
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Please see website for up to date opening times

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Please check the Getting here page (Getting here | Hillsborough Castle and Gardens | Historic Royal Palaces (hrp.org.uk) on their official website for more information).

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