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Royal Hillsborough Honey Fair at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, The Square, Royal Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG
Illustration of a beekeeper taking honey from a hive


The Hillsborough Honey Fair is back and bigger than ever! Discover over 50 high quality local producers and food vendors with a wide range of local produce, including honey.

Set against the historic and picturesque backdrop of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, sample delicious local food and drink whilst relaxing to live music in the 100 acre gardens. For the inquisitive there will be a host of bee and honey related activities to keep you busy all day, including talks from our resident Hillsborough beekeeper, garden tours, cooking demonstrations and foraging walks. Families will also have plenty to enjoy, from storytelling to bee-inspired waggle dancing!

Upgrade your ticket to visit the inside of Hillsborough Castle to explore Northern Ireland’s only royal residence. Pre-book tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair hire

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available


  • Restaurant on Premises

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Baby changing facilities

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Establishment Features

  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted
  • Live music
  • Outdoor Event
  • Shop
  • Talks
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

Guide Prices

Honey Fair and Gardens Only (Adult) £11.20 per ticket
Honey Fair and Gardens Only (Child) £5.60 per ticket
Honey Fair and Gardens Only (Concession) £8.90 per ticket
Honey Fair Combined Castle and Gardens (Adult) £17.00 per ticket
Honey Fair Combined Castle and Gardens (Child) £8.50 per ticket
Honey Fair Combined Castle and Gardens (Concession) £13.60 per ticket
Members Free
Under 5s Free

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