Hillsborough Castle art tour


  • Monthly

Ticketing information

This is a guided tour of the house and requires a castle tour ticket.

Select the 11:45 time slot during the booking process. 

Dates to be announced soon. 

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

Hillsborough Castle is a place to see great art. Join leading art historian Amanda Croft as she guides you through Hillsborough’s treasures including unique works from the Royal Collection and other major lenders on display for the first time in Northern Ireland.

The 45-minute tour is followed by a light brunch and opportunity to view our newest acquisition “A Mummer’s Banquet” by John Kindness.

Your art tour includes guided access to all the State Rooms that make up this elegant Georgian home. You can also explore 100 acres of beautiful gardens, which are also included in your ticket, to complete a relaxing day out.  

Members go free

Castle tours are free for Historic Royal Palaces Members but must be booked in advance. Please call +44 (0)33 3320 6000 to book your place.

State Entrance Hall at Hillsborough Castle with artworks hanging on the walls.
A copy of a portrait of George Stuart, Seigneur d'Aubigny. George Stuart was an important figure in the English Civil War. He found on the Royalist side and was killed at the Battle of Edgehill. The artist, van Dyck was a child prodigy. At the age of 22, he moved from his home-town of Antwerp to England to work for King James I.

'Portrait of George Stuart, Seigneur d'Aubigny' by Anthony Van Dyck.