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Summer Music In The Gardens

Spend a perfect afternoon relaxing on the lawns of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, as a selection of artists play in picturesque royal surroundings every Saturday throughout the summer months.

Indulge in a drink and sweet treat from our award-winning café as you settle back to listen. Or bring a picnic, kick off your shoes and enjoy with friends and all the family.

During the 20-minute interval, take a stroll around the 100 acre gardens in summer bloom, included in your ticket. Or upgrade your ticket and visit the inside of Northern Ireland's only royal residence. 


29 June - Mini Moonshines

06 July - Scott Flanagan

13 July - ARCO Quartet

20 July - Mini Moonshines

27 July - ARCO Quartet

03 August - Gráinne Meyer

10 August - Scott Flanagan

17 August - Gráinne Meyer



29 June - 17 August

Ticketing information

Saturdays only.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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Garden walks and tours

Join us on guided walks and tours at Hillsborough Castle's gardens and discover the history behind their beautiful plants and flowers.

  • 15 May 2024
  • 10.30 - 12.00
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Events
  • Families

Hillsborough Castle Summer Fair

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend at this three-day event with fun, music, and artisanal delights.

  • 24 - 26 August 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Event and admission combined ticket (members go free)
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  • Tours and talks
  • Events

Garden Workshops

Join our expert gardeners in workshops and explore Hillsborough Castle's historic gardens.

  • Until 14 September 2024
  • 10.30 - 12.30
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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Art at Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle has become a place in which to see amazing art

The story of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

‘The Grandest House in County Down’