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
Open 1st April to 30th September 2021 only
10.30am to 6pm (last entry 4pm)

Hillsborough Gardens
Open Wednesday to Sunday

1st April to 30th September 2021
10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

1st to 31st October
10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

1stv November to 31st December
10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)

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

Upcoming closures:
Castle only
Saturday 4 September, last entry 14.00
22nd and 25th Sept Castle closed

Garden and Castle
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 Queen. 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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