Hillsborough Castle and gardens will be closed all day on 21 September 2017. Check all closures

Hillsborough Castle

Explore the gardens, discover a castle

An exterior photo of the South facade of Hillsborough Castle on a sunny September day. Framed by greenery.

Enjoy a tour of Hillsborough Castle, discovering elegant State Rooms, still used by the royal family, including the majestic Throne Room and graceful Drawing Room.


45 minutes

Discover 100 acres of ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.


Enjoy our Downshire Gallery and discover the Faces of Hillsborough Castle through this fascinating exhibition.


Family walks up the steps of Hillsborough Castle

Visit Hillsborough Castle

Explore 100 acres of breathtaking gardens and discover the castle’s unique history, from grand family home to charming royal residence.


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Sketch of stable yard surrounded by people

Hillsborough Castle Project

Historic Royal Palaces has been given an amazing and unique opportunity to take on the management of this beautiful Georgian mansion.