Hillsborough Castle Royal 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.

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Ticketing information

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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Unfortunately Hillsborough Castle Royal Tours have been postponed, with plans to reschedule for a later date. 

Join an expert guide and walk in the footsteps of princesses and kings through the state apartments and see where, and how, the royal family use Hillsborough Castle today.

Hear about who’s who in the royal household and who travels with Her Majesty The Queen; when did Prince Charles first visit Hillsborough; why is Hillsborough Castle the official residence of the royal family in Northern Ireland? Learn the answers to these questions, and many others, and hear how Hillsborough’s links with the monarchy go back to the mid-17th century while experiencing the awe-inspiring spaces in which these events continue to happen.

Your Royal 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.

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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

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

Tours and talks

Join an expert guide to find out how Hillsborough Castle changed from a family home to a political retreat.

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Hillsborough Castle

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

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