Tickets and prices

Book tickets online

Book tickets online

Gardens-only ticket prices

Please pre-book your ticket and time slot online before you visit. You can also purchase tickets on the day at our ticket office. You will not be able to enter the gardens without a valid ticket, but can arrive at any time within your chosen time slot. The duration of your visit is not restricted in any way.

Dogs are not permitted within the castle gardens unless they are registered assistance dogs.

A gardens-only ticket includes:

  • Entry to 100 acres of world-famous royal gardens including including our Imaginary Menagerie play trail, the 18th-century Walled Garden, the Granville Garden, Lady Alice's Temple and the Lost Garden
  • Free car parking

Information for Gardeners World card holders.

Ticket type No donation With donation


entry to all 6 palaces from £59 per year




age 18-64




age 5-15 (must be accompanied by an adult)




age 65+ or 16-17, full-time student, disabled visitor



Family saver 1

1 adult & up to 3 children (aged 5-15) (please state numbers when booking)



Family saver 2

2 adults & up to 3 children (aged 5-15) (please state numbers when booking)



Child under 5 years 

(no ticket required)



Your donation helps

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity which cares for Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The 'with donation' price in the table includes an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work. By making this donation you are helping us at a time when we're facing serious financial challenges resulting from the Coronavirus. 

You can make your donation go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an extra 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you.

Thank you for supporting us.

Castle and gardens tickets for group visits

The Castle is closed during the winter season except for group bookings and Christmas tours.

Buy Castle and Gardens group tickets

How to get tickets you've bought online

For tickets purchased online, you can choose from the following two delivery options:

Receive tickets by email or print at home

  1. Click the link in the email that we’ll send you and print out all your tickets or
  2. Download your PDF ticket to your mobile to show at the entrance.

If you are not able to download your e-tickets using the link in your confirmation email, please show your reference number which begins 421xxxxxxxx to the ticket desk when you arrive and staff on site will be able to print your tickets for you.

How to book a carer ticket

Visitors are entitled to bring an accompanying carer free of charge. These complimentary adult carer tickets can be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability.