Explore Northern Ireland's royal residence with a visit to the transformed Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Located just 20 minutes from Belfast, the restored and re-imagined Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has something for everyone.
You’ll find parking easy in our free car park. Enjoy delicious food and drink in our relaxing café, within our brand new visitor centre.
Explore 100 acres of beautiful gardens, including the newly-restored Walled Garden, the previously unseen Lost Garden, meandering waterways and picturesque glens.
Inside the castle, discover the fascinating history of the re-presented State Rooms on one of our new guided tours.
Pack a family picnic, wander around the lake and feed the birds, follow walks and trails, and take part in summer family activities.
Walk in the footsteps of royalty, peacemakers and presidents in the State Rooms.
Discover 100 acres of world-famous historic gardens, now restored to their former glory.
Explore the history of this fascinating place with a guided tour of the castle.
There's something to discover every day this summer.
Adam Ferguson, our Keeper of the Walled Garden, and his team have reimagined the Walled Garden using a combination of heritage and modern techniques.
Meet Adam and his team, and hear about their future plans, in this short film.Find out more about the Walled Garden
The restoration and re-presentation of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens was made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Mark Pigott KBE KSTJ, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Clore Duffield Foundation, the Foyle Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and other generous donors.