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.
We do not have any cloakroom facilities or space for left luggage at Hillsborough Castle.
Instruct members of your party to approach the nearest member of uniformed staff if they are lost or in need of First Aid.
A typical visit will involve plenty of walking. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
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