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

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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.