Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival


  • 18 August 2019

Entry information

Entry includes chip timed results, unique themed medal, free official event photos and a goodie bag.

On 18 August 2019, the gardens will be free to enter before 14:00.

Entry prices
Under 16s 5k: £10.00
5k: £14.00
10k: £18.50
Half marathon: £24.00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Join us for the new Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, 10k, and half marathon, brought to you by RunThrough Events.

These road closed races will start and finish within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough and taking in historic attractions such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake.

The races will finish with a lap of the gardens before crossing the finish line in the village. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and there will be plenty of marshals to keep you on track. You will be able to get your hands on a well-earned unique themed medal at the finish line.

Every entry will include chip timed results, a unique themed medal, free official event photos and a goodie bag.

Runners at the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens running festival
Runners at the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens running festival
RunThrough events logo - black on white
Food and drink at the Tower of London Good Food Festival 2017
Events Highlights

Join us for the first ever food festival in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens this summer.

05-07 July 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-18:00 (last admission is 17:00)

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

Open daily for castle tours

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours (members go free)

Lifestyle imagery of picnic ware

Shop Picnicware

Enjoy fine dining outdoors with our magnificent picnic hampers. Discover our luxury hampers and exquisite picnic blankets.

From £19.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

Shop homewares

In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

From £9.99

Food and drink category

Shop Food & Drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

From £3.99