Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Re-opening on 18 April 2019

Castle tours and daily gardens admission will commence on 18 April 2019, when the castle and gardens re-open.

Please note, tickets for 18-28 April 2019 must be booked online in advance and will not be available at the gate.

Want a sneak preview of the castle and gardens before Easter?

Castle tour and gardens tickets will be available at the gate only, for visits on the same day, between 12 and 17 April 2019. We'll be putting the finishing touches to the castle and gardens during this time, ready for our re-launch on 18 April.

Please note, online tickets will not be available for visits during this time.

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Planned closures

  • 25 February until 11 April 2019 (inclusive): Castle and gardens closed.
  • 12-17 April 2019 (inclusive): Castle and gardens open for walk-ups only (tickets available at the gate)
  • 21-23 May 2019 (inclusive): Castle and gardens closed.
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.

Castle re-opens on 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

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 from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

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

Included in gardens admission

Two gentlemen and a group of visitors enjoy a wander through a garden on a sunny Summers day at Hillsborough Castle. The westerly facade of the castle is visible in the background.
Things to see

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

Open daily from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets