Group visits

Benefits for parties of 15 or more

Benefits for parties of 15 or more

Group prices

Benefit from discounts on the gate price for visitors in groups of 15 or more. Groups can purchase two types of ticket:

  • Gardens-only ticket
  • Combined castle tour and gardens ticket
Type Castle tour Gardens only


£11.70 / person

£8.20 / person


£5.85 / person

£4.10 / person


£9.40 / person

£6.50 / person

Ticket types

Child: Under 16 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult: 16 years and over.
Concession: Full-time students (16 years and over), and over 65s.

How to book

Online booking
Coming soon

On the day
Groups do not have to book in advance and can pay on the gate. 

Group booking line
+44 (0)33 3320 6000

[email protected]

School group bookings
More information on educational visits.

Please be aware that Group Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


Groups of 25 or more

Due to the historic nature of the building, castle tours can accommodate a maximum of 25 people per time slot. Larger groups are advised to divide and take alternate time slots. 

Top tips for your visit

  • Drop off and collection points for minibuses, coaches and taxis are located in the free car park, accessible off the A1.
  • All tours start from the State Entrance of the castle. If you are arriving via the car park, you should aim to arrive on site up to 45 minutes prior to your tour to allow sufficient time to park and make your way to the castle. A people mover vehicle is available to assist those with accessibility needs.
  • Rucksacks, large bags and buggies are not allowed inside the castle but can be deposited in the lockers in the Stable Yard, adjacent to the castle.

Useful information

An exterior photo of the South facade of Hillsborough Castle on a sunny September day. Framed by greenery.

Getting here

For free on-site parking, please follow the brown tourist signs on the A1 south to our sign-posted car park entrance.


We offer all the essential facilitiesand a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

Grab a coffee or a slice of cake

Enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot meals at Hillsborough Castle Café or Stable Yard Tea Room

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Tours and talks Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)