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Essential information for visiting Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Essential information for visiting Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens will re-open on 18 April 2019. Find out more.

Visit essentials


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
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice


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


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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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

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)