Halloween at Hillsborough

Experience a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and explore after-dark this autumn

Experience a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and explore after-dark this autumn

Children in Halloween costumes outside Hillsborough Castle posing with pumpkins.

Fun for all the family

Halloween family activities
31 October - 03 November 2019

Enjoy spooky stories and make your own eerie lantern on a Wonder Weekend at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens this Halloween.

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Spooky tours and special events

Experience Hillsborough Castle and Gardens after dark, if you dare!

Take a magical 'sound and light' walk through the gardens and step into the mysterious world of psychics and 'séances' in the castle.

Limited tickets available — book online now using the links below to avoid disappointment.

View of Hillsborough Castle gardens lit with colourful lights at night
Families Tours and talks

Take the family on a magical 'sound and light' walk through the gardens this Halloween and discover a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle.

31 October - 03 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Walks last 25 minutes

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Illustration of magician with cards around him.
Events

Be transported to the secretive world of Victorian high society as acclaimed "psychic" comedian Peter Antoniou re-imagines a 'séance' held by the famous Illusionist HERCAT.

31 October - 02 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

An image of candles burning
Events

Join in an interactive lecture to explore of the mysterious Goligher Circle, a family of working-class Belfast psychics who were the subject of a series of experiments from 1914 to 1920.

02 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

15:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Explore what's on

Make the most of your visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens with a castle tour led by an expert guide. Your tour is included in a combined castle and gardens ticket.

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.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

State Entrance of Hillsborough Castle showing fireplace with surrounding seating and furniture. Looking towards doors leading into Candlestick Hall.
Tours and talks Events

Join an expert guide on a tour of Hillsborough Castle's art treasures including unique works from the Royal Collection and other major lenders.

Last Sunday of every month

Hillsborough Castle

11:45

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A young teenage girl and her younger sister smile as they view a replica of a silver tiara studded with diamonds, on a red display cushion.
Families Tours and talks

Uncover the stories behind guests of Hillsborough Castle, on this fun tour designed with families in mind.

Weekends only

Hillsborough Castle

11:15 and 15:15

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)