Historic Royal Palaces
Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.
09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)
Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00-15:00, two tours per hour starting on the hour and 30 minutes past
Join the household as they prepare for a festive bazaar and plan their musical entertainment in 1895.
28 November to 23 December 2018
Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator and TV Presenter Lucy Worsley will guide you through the life of Queen Victoria.
30 November 2018 (sold out)
Because there's nothing more magical than carols in a castle dressed for Christmas.
01 December 2018
Join artist Emma Davison to create an intricate paper cut artwork of your own in this adult masterclass.
02 December 2018
Discover the origins of Christmas while sampling Victorian food, drink and music on this special festive tour of the house.
07 December 2018
First tour 18:45, Second tour 19:45
Create a seasonal Victorian wreath using foliage from the castle grounds with resident florist, Lorna Brownlee.
15 December 2018
Between Christmas and Twelfth Night the world turns topsy-turvy as the old year makes way for the new!
27-30 December 2018
Join acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney for a special candle-lit reading of spooky stories in the atmospheric Throne Room.
28 December 2018