Meet Father Christmas and discover the magic of Hillsborough Castle at Christmas
Christmas tours are included in your combined castle and gardens ticket.
Tours are free for Historic Royal Palaces Members and can be booked in advance. Please log on to the Membership Portal to book your place.
Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
Discover the story behind the Twelve Days of Christmas and meet Father Christmas himself on an enhanced festive tour of Hillsborough Castle's State Rooms.
Meet characters from history and get a Christmas treat from Father Christmas
Discover the castle adorned with festive cheer as the State Rooms come to life with live music, historic characters and an extra-special visit from Father Christmas. Children will also receive a sugar mouse as a Christmas treat.
As you explore the gorgeous State Rooms, look out for 12 special installations decorated according to the traditional song, Twelve Days of Christmas, which was first published in 1780.
This enhanced Christmas tour is available on weekends and selected dates during the Christmas holidays:
16-20 December 2019
Meet Father Christmas and explore the State Rooms dressed in Christmas cheer
Explore Hillsborough Castle's State Rooms with an expert Explainer as you learn more about the story behind the traditional song, Twelve Days of Christmas, via 12 special installations.
Your festive day out comes complete with a visit from Father Christmas, as well as access to 100 acres of historic gardens.
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