Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is the spectacular official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland. Delve into the history of this estate whilst enjoying the tranquil surroundings of 100 acres of grounds and gardens.

Entry to Hillsborough Castle Gardens
Entry to Hillsborough Castle (if purchased)
Food and drink unless specified
Important Information

Hillsborough Castle
Open Wednesday to Sunday
1st May to 2nd October only
10.00am to 6pm (last entry to the castle is 4pm)

Hillsborough Gardens only

1st May to 2nd October
Open Tuesday to Sunday
10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

3rd to 31st October
Open Tuesday to Sunday
10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Additional date : Monday 29th August the garden will open as normal.
Exception : Sunday 24th July the gardens will open later at 1.30pm.

Location: Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT

Upcoming closures:
Castle only
04 June - Castle will be closed.

Garden and Castle:
Closed 24 to 26 December


Explore 100 acres of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and picturesque glens. Relax in Lady Alice's Temple overlooking the stunning grounds and castle. Visit the beautiful Granville Garden which hosts hybrid tea roses and is a favourite of HM the King. A garden explorer map also reveals some of the unique features, including the Ice House and the newly restored 18th century Walled Garden.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
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