Christmas Ghost Stories with Ian McElhinney


  • 28 December 2018 (sold out)

Ticketing information

Please note, tickets for this event have sold out.

Adult: £20
Concession: £18 (seniors and under 25s, students and Historic Royal Palaces members).

Includes festive drink on arrival. 

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

For the Victorians, Christmas ghost stories became an essential custom of the season.

Join us for an atmospheric, candle-lit experience of the Castle with a special reading of ghost stories in the Throne Room by internationally acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney.

Ian McElhinney is an actor and director from Northern Ireland. He has appeared in many theatre, film and television productions in a critically acclaimed career spanning more than thirty years; notable appearances include Taggart, Hornblower, Cold Feet and The Tudors. In recent times his best known roles are in Game of Thrones, The Fall, Derry Girls and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Ticket price includes festive drink on arrival.

Important information

Limited onsite parking is available. Parking for blue-badge holders can be arranged on request in advance.

Father Christmas looks at a mince pie in his hand in front of a large Christmas tree and dressed in green robes. He is wearing a wreath.
Families Tours and talks

Join Lord and Lady Arthur Hill as they prepare for a festive bazaar and plan their musical entertainment in 1895.

28 November to 23 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.
Tours and talks Things to see

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


Hillsborough Castle

First tour: 10:00, final tour: 15:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)