A guided Hillsborough Castle visit & access to the gardens - 22km from Belfast

Highlights

  • A guided visit of the Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the Royal Family

  • Stories from your guide about the Royal Family and their history

  • The beauty of the English-style gardens surrounding the castle

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Languages
  • English

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Description

Enjoy a guided visit of Hillsborough Castle then head on through the English-style gardens in your own time

You will visit the wonderful Hillsborough Castle accompanied by your guide. This land that spans across 39 hectares is situated in a beautiful green setting right in the middle of the British countryside, only 20km from Belfast.

The castle is rich in history of which your guide will share many stories! There you will discover many reception rooms and gathered works dating back to 1770 during the first occupant of this property by nobleman Wills Hill. Designed in a purely British style, you'll be charmed by the ancient tapestries and the country-style decor!

You will have time to explore the gardens freely and walk down the flowery paths. On many hecares of green land, you will experience the small English gardens before again seeing the big spaces of the British conutryside. 

Options

Upon completing your reservation, you'll be asked to choose a leaving time for the guided visit of the castle: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Good to know

  • Availability: from Wednesday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Castle and garden opening times: 09:30 to 16:00
  • Guided visits start at 10:00 and the last one will be at 15:00
  • Yearly closes take place from 24 to 26 December, and from 31 December to 1 January

 

  • Location: Hillsborough, United Kingdom (about 20km from Belfast)
  • The guided visit from thecastle will last around 45 minutes
  • For reduced tarifs (children, the elderly or students), a piece of ID or a valid student card will be requested
  • How to get there:

By train and bus: to Lisburn station (about 8km) or to Moira station (about 12km) then take the line 38 bus to Banbridge

By bus: take the line 238 bus from Belfast 'Europa Buscenter' to 'HillsboroughWar Memorial' stop (frequency: every 35 minutes)

By car: take the A1 from Belfast to the castle. You will be able to park in the free parking or the paid parking near the castle.

Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • A ticket for entry to Hillsborough Castle and its gardens
  • A guided visit to the Hillsborough Castle
  • An English speaking guide

Not included

  • Audioguides
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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