Historic Royal Palaces
Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.
09:30-18:00 (last admission is 17:00)
Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.
Included in castle tours (members go free)
Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.
Open daily for castle tours
Political history meets royal life and a spectacular collection of art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.
Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.
Join in the family activities at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens this spring and over the May Day Bank Holiday.
18 April - 06 May 2019
Various dates over the May Day Bank Holiday
Included in gardens admission (members go free)
Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife shares the folklore and history surrounding The Tower of London's ravens.
26 April 2019
Separate ticket (advanced booking required)
Join poet and plantswoman, Jean Bleakney, on a special morning walk through the beautiful gardens of Hillsborough Castle.
27 April 2019
Explore the rich tradition of Irish mythology with author Myra Zepf.
28 April 2019
Listen to five Northern Ireland based writers share new writing about Hillsborough Castle's history at this publication launch.
Take a wander down to the secluded lake, where the spectacular landscape opens up to an expanse of picturesque waterways.
Join us for the first ever food festival in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens this summer.
05-07 July 2019