Hillsborough Castle Politics Tour

Updated 2 July. Following guidance from the government, outdoor spaces at Hillsborough Castle are now open Thursday-Sunday. The castle will reopen 30 July. Please read our visit information.

When

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Ticketing information

Please select the 11:45 time slot on the weekend date you require during the booking process. 

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)

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Join an expert guide and find out how Hillsborough Castle changed from a family home to a political retreat and learn about its role in local and international politics.
 
Your politics tour includes guided access to all the State Rooms that make up this elegant Georgian house.
 
You can explore 100 acres of beautiful gardens, which are also included in your ticket, to complete a relaxing day out.  

Tours are most suitable for those who are 12 and above. 
 
Members go free

Not a member? Why not join today and enjoy unlimited adventures at our six palaces.

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.
Tours and talks Things to see

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

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Hillsborough Castle

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.
Tours and talks Events

Join an expert guide on a tour of Hillsborough Castle's art treasures including unique works from the Royal Collection and other major lenders.

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Hillsborough Castle

11:45

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.

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Hillsborough Castle

11:30 or 14:30

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