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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.

Open daily from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

Included in gardens admission

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Things to see Tours and talks

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

Castle re-opens on 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

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.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

Open for castle tours from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

A lady stands in a Georgian room, looking around her at the gold-framed paintings adorning the Red Room. The walls are covered in deep red silk damask and a marble fireplace is visible. An older couple can be seen in the background, also looking at the paintings.
Things to see

Political history meets royal life and a spectacular collection of art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.

Open for castle tours from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

A group of visitors wander around Lady Grey's Study. A crystal chandelier hangs above the room which features a soft teal wallpaper, hand-block printed with a flower design
Things to see

Discover this calm, cosy room and learn about the historic meetings that have taken place within its walls.

Open for castle tours from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

Two young girls look at a replica of a diamond silver tiara on a red display pillow in a historic room.
Things to see

Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Her Majesty The Queen still hosts dinners.

Open for castle tours from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

A group of visitor enjoy a wander around the Granville Garden in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on a warm Summers Day. The open iron gates of the garden are visible in the foregrouns and a blue clouded sky above is in start contract to the bright green of Europe's largest rhododendron, also visible behind the garden.
Things to see

Take a moment in this elegant rose garden created by Lady Granville, aunt to Her Majesty The Queen.

Open daily from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets

Flower arrangement of Spring flowers
Events

Create a beautiful arrangement as a gift or to treat yourself with Hillsborough Castle and Garden's resident florist Lorna Brownlee.

30 March 2019

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-12:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Afternoon tea
Events

Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea and discover the fascinating lives of women who lived and worked at Hillsborough Castle.

30 March 2019

Hillsborough Castle

15:00-16:30

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

A family consisting of a mum, dad, teenage daughter, young boy and girl relax on the South Lawn with the South Facade of the castle in the background. A young couple are also strolling through the gardens behind them. The family appear to be happily chatting away in the summer sun and the sky is blue with only a hint of clouds. The heavy sunshine casts dark shadows on the grass nearby as the rays hit a nearby mature tree.
Families Highlights

Join in the family activities at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens during our launch week this Easter.

18 April - 28 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Various dates over Easter

Included in gardens admission

Image of Hillsborough Fort taken from pathway
Tours and talks

Discover the history of the delightful Georgian town of Hillsborough on foot.

20 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

11:00-12:15

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Events Tours and talks

Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife shares the folklore and history surrounding The Tower of London's ravens.

26 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

18:30-19:30

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)