Tickets and prices

*Our members get more

Tours of the castle are included in Historic Royal Palaces membership. These tours must be booked in advance by phone.

Our members also enjoy free and unlimited access to all six historic royal palaces all year round.

More about membership

Online ticket prices (castle tour)

Type No donation With donation

Members*

Free

Free

Adult

£8.00

£8.80

Child

£5.10

£5.70

Concessions

£6.30

£7.00

Family 1

£15.30

£16.90

Family 2

£21.20

£23.40

Under 5s

Free

Free

Ticket Type

Child: Under 16 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult: 18 years and over.
Concessions: Full-time students, 16-17 years and over 60s.
Family 1**: One adult and up to three children.
Family 2**: Two adults and up to three children.

** Note: When booking online please select the correct Family 1 or Family 2 option as there is a strict visitor capacity within the Castle. If purchasing Family tickets you will receive a single ticket which will permit entry to the number of people in the party (dependent upon the ticket you select).

Gate rate - castle tour

Type Gate price With donation

Members*

Free

Free

Adult

£9.50

£10.50

Child

£6.00

£6.60

Concessions

£7.50

£8.30

Family 1

£18.00

£19.80

Family 2

£25.00

£27.50

Under 5s

Free

Free

Ticket Type

Child: Under 16 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult: 18 years and over.
Concessions: Full-time students, 16-17 years and over 60s.
Family 1: One adult and up to three children.
Family 2: Two adults and up to three children.

If purchasing tour tickets at the gate, please be aware they are subject to availability. 

Garden only tickets

Book online in advance to save

Type Online price With donation

Members*

Free

Free

Adult

£5.10

£5.70

Child

£5.10

£5.70

Concessions

£5.10

£5.70

Family 1

£12.70

£14.00

Family 2

£17.00

£18.70

Gate prices

Members: Free
Adult: £6.00 (£6.60 with donation)
Child: £6.00 (£6.60 with donation)
Concessions: £6.00 (£6.60 with donation)
Family 1: £15.00 (£16.50 with donation)
Family 2: £20.00 (£22.00 with donation)

Thank you for playing your part

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity and we rely on the support of our members, visitors and donors. When you buy a ticket you are helping us to care for the palaces and give them a future as valuable as their past.

Give more without paying more

If you are a UK taxpayer, make your donation ticket go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an additional 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you.

What's included in my ticket?

The castle tour and gardens

The castle guided tours provide a group tour of the late Georgian mansion, which also includes entry to the Downshire Gallery. You will also get access to the palace gardens on the day of your visit.

The gardens only

Wander through 100 acres of beautiful gardens and visit sites such as the Quaker Burial Ground, Lady Alice's Temple, Lake and Ice House. This ticket does not include entry to the castle.

How long are my tickets valid for?

Tickets purchased in advance are valid for the selected date and time of your visit only and are non-transferable.

 

Group visits

These prices are for groups of 15 or more visitors. 

Type Castle tour Gardens only

Adult

£8.80

£5.40

Child

£5.60

£5.40

Concession

£6.90

£5.40

To book your castle or combined castle and garden tour:

  • call +44 (0)20 3166 6000; or
  • email booking.confirmations@hrp.org.uk

Book tickets by phone

Historic Royal Palaces switchboard:
Call +44 (0)20 3166 6000 between 09:00 and 17:00

Text Relay users must dial 18001 before the telephone number.

Buy tickets in person

Tickets are available on the day from our admissions area situated in the Hillsborough Courthouse. It's recommended you pre-book for Castle Tours as the number of tickets available is limited.

Please note that third party promotions and special offers can only be used when providing ticketing staff a physical voucher at the Hillsborough Castle ticket office and separate terms and conditions apply.