Delve into specialist themes at Northern Ireland's Royal Residence
Do you have a special interest or want to delve deeper into Hillsborough Castle's unique history? Join our specially themed guided castle tours, with dates throughout the year.
You may even be lucky enough to access behind-the-scenes areas in the castle not usually seen by visitors.
Our Special Interest tours last 60 minutes.
Book your tickets today to secure your exclusive slot.
12 and 13 April
From Reubens to Ramsey and Lely to Lavery, Hillsborough Castle is a place to see great art. Our expert guide will lead 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.
19 and 20 April
Led by an expert guide, you will get to explore changing attitudes to sexuality and gender identity using stories from the Castle's past and the rich collection of objects and paintings on display. From royal relationships and public scandals to political activism and evolving attitudes, Hillsborough Castle's connection to LGBTQ+ lives has existed for centuries.
26 and 27 April
Hillsborough Castle has a long history of playing host to political discussions, going all the way back to American Independence in the 1770s. Join our expert guides as we unpick the intimate and world-shaping discussions held here behind closed doors.
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