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 will have something for everyone.
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.
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.
05-07 July 2019
A celebration of food and drink where you’ll discover the tastiest street food, delicious artisan producers, a stellar line-up of chefs and fabulous family entertainment.
Coming in August 2019
Join us for Horrible Histories 'Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians' live on stage in the beautiful gardens, and learn about history with the nasty bits left in!
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.
The beautiful lake is fed by the stream that meanders through the gardens. The 18th and 19th century paths around the lake remain for you to enjoy.
The picturesque Yew Tree Walk offers outstanding views of the nearby Lady Alice's Temple, where former resident Secretary of State Mo Mowlem once found welcome respite from the pressures of politics.
The beautiful Granville Garden was created by HM the Queen's aunt; Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon. As young princesses, HM the Queen and HRH Princess Margaret would visit their aunt and uncle here.
Explore the ceremonial heart of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, the scene for HM The Queen's coronation ball in 1953.
Political history meets royal family life and incredible art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.
An elegant scene for Georgian entertainments, where HM The Queen still hosts dinners today.
With many thanks to Mark Pigott KBE.