Afternoon Tea and Lecture

The Women of Hillsborough Castle

The Women of Hillsborough Castle


  • Start date: 30 March 2019

Ticketing information

Adults: £15
Concessions: £13.50 (seniors and under 25s, students and Historic Royal Palaces members).

Limited onsite parking available. Blue Badge Holders please contact us in advance to arrange parking.

Please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. 

Contact: 02892 681376 or


Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Discover the lives of women from Hillsborough Castle's past

Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea while Senior Curator, Dr Christopher Warleigh-Lack, takes you on a journey through the fascinating lives of some of the women who have lived and worked at Hillsborough Castle.

From Lady Salisbury, the renowned society hostess with great political influence, Lady Alice Hill the Victorian debutant and celebrated composer Lady Annie Hill, right up until more recent figures such as Mo Mowlam and Lady Wakehurst.

The talk will shine a light on the lives of these compelling women of Hillsborough while also exploring the women that cared for them.

Important information

This event will take place in the Marketroom, inside the Courthouse.



Flower arrangement of Spring flowers

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


Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

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.
Tours and talks Things to see

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

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