Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is now closed for major project works - re-opening in July 2018.

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Essential information for visiting Hillsborough Castle

Essential information for visiting Hillsborough Castle

Visit essentials


We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.

Castle facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets and Cloakrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Maps
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice


There are currently no catering facilities managed by Historic Royal Palaces on-site at Hillsborough Castle, but dining options are included in our Castle Project.

The local area has a number of dining options available within a walking distance from the site.


Looking for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous historic building and its gardens?

You can shop for Historic Royal Palaces items online, and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 20 people or more.

We offer reduced admission for group bookings. Meal deals and tours are also available.

School visits

There are currently no Historic Royal Palaces school visit packages available at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. 

The development of the Clore Learning Centre is an exciting feature of the Hillsborough Castle Project. 

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

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

Daily from 01 July 2018

Gardens of Hillsborough Castle with shrubs and stream in the foreground in bright sunshine
Things to see

Discover 100 acres of ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily from 01 July 2018