Hillsborough Castle will be closed all day on 30 September. The gardens will be open. Check all closures

6 recommendations for you...

There's so much fun to be had at Hillsborough Castle; from playing in and exploring the surrounding gardens, woodland, and waterways to discovering the secrets and stories of the 18th century Castle.

Open daily

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


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

Lucy Worsley on stage

An evening talk with Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator, Lucy Worsley at Hillsborough Castle.

03 November 2017

19.00 - 20.30

Rear view of Hillsborough Castle in the snow

Have a go at making authentic Victorian floral decorations this Christmas at Hillsborough Castle.

02 December 2017

10.00-12.30 or 14.30 - 17.00