Hillsborough Castle closes on Mondays and Tuesdays in November. The gardens are open daily.
Please check for planned closures.
Historic Royal Palaces
Essential information for visiting Hillsborough Castle
Entry to Hillsborough Castle is by guided castle tours only.
November 2018 opening times
Castle tours: Wednesday to Sunday, one tour per hour, starting on the hour (first tour: 10:00, final tour: 15:00)
Daily Gardens admission: 09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)
We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.
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.
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.
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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Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00-15:00, two tours per hour starting on the hour and 30 minutes past
Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.
09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)
Because there's nothing more magical than carols in a castle dressed for Christmas.
01 December 2018