Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is now closed for major project works - re-opening in July 2018.
Baby changing facilities are available in both the male and female Garden toilets near the Stableyard. There are also baby changing facilities available at the State Entrance.
Pushchairs are welcome in the Castle grounds. However, for conservation purposes, we’re currently unable to facilitate them inside the Castle State Rooms. Pushchairs may be left at the entrance to the castle at the owner’s risk.
Extra care should be taken in the gardens, particularly where there are water features.
Balls, bicycles, scooters and rollerblades are not permitted within the gardens.
Photography is permitted in all areas of the castle and grounds for personal, non-commercial use.
The photography of certain, individual items may not be allowed due to loan arrangements. Please ask a member of staff if you’re unsure.
Wedding photography is exclusive to couples hiring Hillsborough Castle for their wedding day. To find out more about hiring Hillsborough Castle and its surrounding gardens for your event, visit our Hire a Venue page.
Requests for commercial photography, filming and sketching should be made in advance by contacting our Press Team.
Equipment such as tripods and selfie sticks may not be used inside the palace unless arrangements have been made in advance with our conservation team.
Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes it's responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously . We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors.Read our Safeguarding policies and procedures
We do not have any cloakroom facilities or space for left luggage at Hillsborough Castle.
Free Wi-Fi is available inside the palace.
Simply follow the on-screen prompts on your mobile device to get connected.
Please speak to a member of staff if you lose something during a visit. Alternatively contact our visitor services team with a description of the lost item and the date of your visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please alert a uniformed member of staff if someone within your party requires First Aid during the visit.
In the interest of security, visitors are granted admission to the palace on the condition they may be searched before entering the premises. The following items are strictly banned: