Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

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Visit a historic castle and wander the gardens

Looking for a trip outside of Belfast? Visit Hillsborough Castle, the Georgian mansion from the 1770s. It's used today by the British Royal Family when they're visiting Northern Ireland. And, for a day, it can be visited by you too! Ogle at the throne and other trappings of royalty and explore 40 hectares of gardens.

Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible
Mandatory mask


What's included

Access to the castle

Access to the gardens

What's not included

Guided tour

Kids under 5 get in free.


Show your smartphone ticket at the admission desk in either The Square, Hillsborough (entrance from the town) or the Weston Pavilion (entrance from the car park)

You can enter the gardens from 10:00. Access to the castle will be only at the selected timeslot

Additional info

Getting There:

Bus: Line 238 from Belfast Europa Bus Centre, direction Newry - get off at the War Memorial, Hillsborough stop. Buses leave regularly and the journey takes about 35 minutes. From the bus stop, it's a 5-minute walk to Hillsborough Castle.

A free car park is available on-site and is well signposted from the A1.


How to get there

Hillsborough Castle

The Square, BT26 6AG