Friday Walkies

Dog walking sessions for visitors and their dogs

Dog walking sessions for visitors and their dogs

Updated 28 September: our gardens remain open while the castle is closed for the winter. Find out how we're keeping you safe on your visit.


Fridays in November, starting 6 November, 13.00 to 16.00 (last admission 15.00)

The route takes approximately 45 minutes.


The Gardens

Ticketing information

Included in admission. Dogs go free.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Buy Hillsborough Castle gardenstickets

Be one of the first to experience our Friday walkies session with your four-legged friends in the gardens of Hillsborough Castle.

We are trialling sessions where visitors and their dogs can explore the gardens during the hours of 1-4pm (last admission 3pm) on our specially designed dog walking route. Look our for our route markers to guide you along the way.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pawfect pooches!

To ensure your visit is enjoyable for everyone, please take notice of the following:

  • Dogs to be kept on leads at all times
  • Visitors should clean up after their dogs - poo bags should be placed in the bins in the gardens
  • Dogs are not allowed in the Walled Garden, only the permitted dog walking route as signposted
  • Drinking water will be provided outside the Lower Visitor centre
Stones placed on wood set out in the shape of a dog paw print
Hillsborough Castle Gardens map