Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Opening times vary.


Summer - Castle and Gardens (03 April - 26 September)


Winter - Gardens only (29 September - 31 March)

27 September to 31 October - Gardens only

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:00

01 November to 28 November - Gardens only

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00. Last admission 15:00

01 December to 23 December - Gardens only

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 15:30. Last admission 14:30

24, 25, 26 December - Closed

29 to 31 December - Gardens only

10:00 - 15:30. Last admission 14:30

01 January 2022 - Closed

02 January  to 28 February 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00. Last admission 15:00

From 01 March 

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:00

Group visits to the Castle are available to book here

Closures and notices

Castle and gardens closure

Please note that Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is closed on Wednesday 20 October and Thursday 21 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The Stable Yard Shop

The Stable Yard Shop is temporarily closed until further notice.

The Stable Yard Tea Room

The Stable Yard Tea Room is temporarily closed until further notice.

Hillsborough Castle Village entrance

The entrance to the castle grounds via Hillsborough village is closed to everybody.

All other access is via the Weston Pavilion (entrance just off the A1. Please check our Getting here page for more information).

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.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Gardener picking apples from a tree in the Walled Garden.
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A group of visitor enjoy a wander around the Granville Garden in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on a warm Summers Day. The open iron gates of the garden are visible in the foregrouns and a blue clouded sky above is in start contract to the bright green of Europe's largest rhododendron, also visible behind the garden.
Things to see

Take a moment in this elegant rose garden created by Lady Granville, aunt to Her Majesty The Queen.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)