Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Find out when you can visit


Summer (01 July - 31 October)

Castle Tours

  • 01 July-30 September 2018: Three tours per hour- starting on the hour, 15 minutes past, and 30 minutes past. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 16:00)
  • 01-31 October 2018: Wednesday to Sunday, two tours per hour- starting on the hour and 30 minutes past. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 15:00)

Daily Gardens Admission

  • 01 July-30 September 2018: 09:30-17:00 (last admission is 16:00)
  • 01-31 October 2018: 09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

Winter (01 November - 31 March)

Castle Tours

  • 01-30 November 2018: Wednesday to Sunday, one tour per hour- starting on the hour. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 15:00)
  • 01 December 2018 - 01 January 2019: Tours daily. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 15:00)
  • 02 January-28 February 2019: Wednesday to Sunday, one tour per hour- starting on the hour. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 15:00)
  • 01-31 March 2019: Tours daily, four tours per hour- starting on the hour, 15 minutes past, 30 minutes past and 45 minutes past. (First tour- 10:00, final tour- 15:00)

Daily Gardens Admission

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

Closures and notices

Potential disruptions

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.

Due to the nature of the on-going Hillsborough Castle Project it is possible there may be closures or restricted access during your visit. We endevour to keep disruption to a minimum during this time, and thank you for your understanding. 

Hillsborough Castle is scheduled to re-open fully in April 2019.

Planned Closures

  • 03 July 2018 - first tour is at 13:00
  • 24 July 2018 - first tour is at 13:00
  • 17 August 2018 - final tour is at 14:15
  • 25 August 2018 - final tour is at 15:15
  • 20 September 2018 - final tour is at 15:15
  • 04 January 2019 - final tour is at 11:15