Friday Fright Night


29 October 2021

17.30 – 21.00 (Each walk lasts 40 minutes)

Ticketing information

This is an event suitable for ages 14+

For families with younger children, please see The Wild Raven Walk.


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Join us for a night of frights at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Get ready for frightful Friday night as we take you on an immersive ghost walk through the gardens of Hillsborough Castle. A spookier special event bought to you from The Wild Raven Walk, follow a darkly lit path through the gardens and encounter characters from the castle's past!

Finish your walk with a spectacular finale in the Stable Yard of a re-enactment of Hercat the Illusionist’s famous illusions, recreated by Cahoots Theatre NI.





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.

28, 30 and 31 October 2021

Hillsborough Castle

17.30 – 21.00 (Walks last 40 minutes)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Photograph of Fintan O'Toole
Highlights Tours and talks

Join preeminent Irish columnist, author, literary editor, and drama critic Fintan O'Toole for a special Centenary lecture, drawing on his nuanced perspective on Irish and British history.

09 January - 09 January 2022

Hillsborough Castle


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Hillsborough Castle south front
Tours and talks

Join two of UK and Ireland’s most esteemed political historians, Professor Roy Foster and Professor Richard English, as they discuss the Centenary of Northern Ireland.

4 November 2021

Hillsborough Castle


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Selection of plates and cutlery on a blanket

Shop picnicware

Enjoy fine dining outdoors with our magnificent picnic hampers. Discover our luxury hampers and exquisite picnic blankets.

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Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

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In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

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Shop Food & Drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

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