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Hillsborough Fort

The Square, Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG
Image shows the Fort and grass area around. 2 people are walking on the path leading away from it.

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Artillery fort built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill - the Hill family built the village of Hillsborough starting with the fort.  Remodelled in the 18th Century for feasts and entertainment.

For safety reasons children under 16 cannot be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

LImited wheelchair access. Surrounded by parks, Hillsborough has lots to see in a small space.

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Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Opening Times

* Grounds Only open to the public

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00
Closing of gates commences 15 mins before site closure time

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:
From Lisburn, take the M1 countrywise to next exit for Sprucefield. Take the A1 Belfast to Dublin Road and approaching the Hillsborough Roundabout take the slip road to Hillsborough. Drive through to the far end of Hillsborough to The Square. The black pedestrian gates of Hillsborough Fort are on the left hand side, opposite Hillsborough Courthouse / TIC.

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