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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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Discover the enchantment of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, where history comes alive amidst 100 acres of stunning landscapes.

Enjoy a fun-filled day exploring the grand state rooms of this charming royal residence, wandering through the picturesque gardens and woodland, and letting your imagination run wild on the interactive play trail.

Perfect for all ages, it's an unforgettable adventure waiting for you.


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  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Sundays


  • 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

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Guide Prices

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


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, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 17th August 2024

Family sitting on grass in front of Hillsborough CastleSummer Music in the GardensSpend a perfect afternoon relaxing on the lawns of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, as a selection of artists play in picturesque royal surroundings every Saturday throughout the summer months.
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Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

Family with Peter Rabbit in front of Hillsborough CastleThe Peter Rabbit AdventureHistoric Royal Palaces is proud to present the Peter Rabbit™️ Adventure taking place at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens from the 29 June-01 September 2024. The Peter Rabbit™️ Adventure allows visitors to discover 100 acres of family fun with Peter Rabbit and friends this summer holiday. See Beatrix…
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

Image is of 2 girls sitting on the lawn at Hillsborough CastleHillsborough Castle Summer FairCelebrate the bank holiday weekend at the Hillsborough Castle Summer Fair. Set in the stunning grounds of Northern Ireland's Royal Residence, this three-day event - formerly known as the popular Honey Fair – promises plenty of fun, music, and artisanal delights.
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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