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Two visitors with their backs to the camera look at a painting of two saints embracing.
Tours and talks

Join us as we uncover the hidden histories of Hillsborough Castle from a different perspective.

31 August, 28 September and 26 October

Hillsborough Castle

16:30

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

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.
Things to see Tours and talks

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A young teenage girl and her younger sister smile as they view a replica of a silver tiara studded with diamonds, on a red display cushion.
Families Tours and talks

Uncover the stories behind guests of Hillsborough Castle, on this fun tour designed with families in mind.

Weekends only

Hillsborough Castle

11:15 and 15:15

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

State Entrance of Hillsborough Castle showing fireplace with surrounding seating and furniture. Looking towards doors leading into Candlestick Hall.
Events Tours and talks

Join leading art historian Amanda Croft on a tour of the famous art on display at Hillsborough Castle.

Last Sunday of every month (next tour: 29 September)

Hillsborough Castle

11:45

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A mother and two children the Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Families

Enjoy our Wonder Weekends together! Go on a seasonal foraging walk, get hands-on with fascinating objects and enjoy some spooky Halloween storytelling and craft.

Selected dates in September, October and November

Hillsborough Castle

Drop in throughout the day

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

View of Hillsborough Castle gardens lit with colourful lights at night
Families Tours and talks

Take the family on a magical 'sound and light' walk through the gardens this Halloween and discover a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle.

31 October - 03 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Walks last 25 minutes

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Illustration of magician with cards around him.
Events

Be transported to the secretive world of Victorian high society as acclaimed "psychic" comedian Peter Antoniou re-imagines a 'séance' held by the famous Illusionist HERCAT.

31 October - 02 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

An image of candles burning
Events

Join in an interactive lecture to explore of the mysterious Goligher Circle, a family of working-class Belfast psychics who were the subject of a series of experiments from 1914 to 1920.

02 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

15:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A costumed explainer dresses the Red Room for Christmas
Families Tours and talks

Enjoy the 12 days of Christmas at Hillsborough Castle on a festive tour of the house led by a costumed Explainer.

2 December 2019 - 5 January 2020 (excluding 24-26 December)

Hillsborough Castle

First tour: 10:00

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)