Group visits

Benefits for parties of 15 or more

Benefits for parties of 15 or more

Group castle visit prices

You can book for groups of 15 with a maximum of 25 per slot. 

Please contact [email protected] to enquire. 

We do expect and recommend that face masks are worn in indoor spaces including palace shops and cafes and that visitors continue to maintain a respectful distance from staff and other visitors not in their group.

Type Castle visit


£13.10 / person


£6.50 / person


£10.40 / person

Hillsborough Castle operates timed entry slots for all groups. Whilst we will make every effort to accommodate your preferred time, we may need to offer an alternative slot.

Group prices - Gardens only

You can book online for groups of 15 with a maximum of 50 per slot. 

We are now accepting walk-up groups for gardens only visits. In this scenario, you will be allocated the next available free space but your group may be split over several time slots. You will be able to pay for your group and obtain the tickets for admission at the Ticket offices on site.

Face masks should be worn in indoor spaces including the shop and cafe and we ask that visitors continue to maintain a respectful distance from staff and other visitors not in their group.

If you require additional information, please contact [email protected]

Type Gardens only


£9.20 / person


£4.60 / person


£7.30 / 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.

Groups of more than 25

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 and coaches are located in the free car park, accessible off the A1.
  • Group parking for minibuses and coaches can be arranged in the Forecourt, adjacent to the Stable Yard and the Castle, subject to availability on the day of your visit. To arrange this, please email [email protected]
  • Your self-guided tour will 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.
  • If you have printed your tickets at home in advance, please make your way from the Lower Visitor Centre to the castle State Entrance before your tour is due to begin.
  • Rucksacks, large bags and buggies are not allowed inside the castle. Buggies can be left in the buggy store, whilst rucksacks and other large bags can be left in the locker room, buggy store or secure bag drop facility at the State Entrance.
  • Lockers and a buggy park are available in the Stable Yard. Lockers are available on a first come first served basis and are operated via a £1.00 coin deposit.

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 facilities and 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.

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.
Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.

Closed (open to group bookings only)

Hillsborough Castle

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

The Main Lawn. Showing shrubs in the foreground and trees seen across the lawn.
Things to see

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


Hillsborough Castle

Included in gardens admission (members go free)