Additional information for your visit
Students: You are entitled to a concession rate ticket if you are over the age of 16 and in full time education. You are required to show a current student identification card once on site to validate the discounted price. International students are entitled to this rate if they also meet these requirements with a valid id card.
60+ years: You are entitled to a concession rate ticket if you are over the age of 60. You may be required to show an identification card (with your date of birth) once on site to validate the discounted price. International visitors are entitled to this rate if they also meet these requirements of proof of age.
There is no specific dress code for visitors to Hillsborough Castle. We do ask that you dress respectfully as families are likely to be present. If there are offensive slogans or other clothing items deemed to be inappropriate you may be approached by a member of staff.
As Historic Royal Palaces is a charity, we receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. We are unable to support other fundraising activities with complimentary tickets.
There is a separate ticket available if you are wanting access to only the gardens without a tour of the castle. Check the tickets and prices page for further detail.
If you lose something during your visit please contact the nearest member of staff. Alternatively, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to try to reunite you with your property.
You are welcome to take non-commercial photographs (without the use of flash) within the palace in most cases. Some items or imagery may be prohibited from being photographed and this will be clearly signposted, or ask a member of staff if you are unsure. The use of tripods and selfie-sticks is prohibited. Images of the palace are available for sale from our Photographic Library. Requests for commercial photography, filming or sketching should be made in advance.
Our ambitious programme of conservation, re-presentation, and re-imagination will make Hillsborough Castle and gardens a place for discovery, delight, and learning for visitors of all ages. It is ongoing until 2019 when we are scheduled to re-open fully.
For all information on the Project please check our Hillsborough Castle Project page.
Due to the nature of this project it is possible there may be closures or restricted access during visits until the full re-opening. We endevour to keep disruption to a minimum during this time, and thank you for your understanding.