Hillsborough Castle

Explore the gardens, discover a 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.

The Hillsborough Castle Project

Opening doors, exploring stories, inspiring the future – for everyone.

We're opening the doors of Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland for everyone to explore the stories of this extraordinary place, and take part in its inspiring new future.

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Tours and talks Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.


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The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

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

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The South Terrace, looking north towards the stone stairs and fountain. Summer planting including allium flowers is seen on either side of the portico.

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A close-up of the State Dining Room table dressed elegantly with a central runner, flowers, crystal glassware and silver cutlery.

Hire a venue

Hillsborough Castle boasts a variety of atmospheric spaces to suit all manner of special occasions.

Support us

We are a charity and there's several ways you can support us.

Become a member

Explore and discover so much more about each of the six palaces with limitless visiting throughout the year.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

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