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Address: Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9268 1309

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Great pub food

Good all round pub food, dog friendly, nice beer garden and perfectly located in the heart of Hillsborough main street

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Hillsborough, NI
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Hillsborough, NI
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good all round pub food, dog friendly, nice beer garden and perfectly located in the heart of Hillsborough main street

Thank Y8576ZMjamesm
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a guided tour in Hillsborough castle. The rooms looked stunning, the explainer had a good sense of humour and it was interesting to hear a little bit about hustiry and modern life of royals. After tour we walked around beautiful gardens.

Thank olgaolgarus
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just a beautiful Castle. It is easy to drive to as it is well signposted. We went on a guided tour. It was 10 Pounds entrance per adult, which was well worth it. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. There were only 6 people in our group and we were able to ask questions at any time.... More 

Thank Pat512016
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only fault was that we didn't have enough time to explore the beautiful gardens in full with the rhododendron in full bloom the lakes the winding paths could spend all day there. We did the tour of the castle and I just loved it to stand and sit where the royal family have sat. Their family photos on the piano.... More 

1 Thank Della B
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110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who'd have thought that a working royal palace would be so accessible to the public - albeit via booked visit. We are escorted through the State Rooms by a well informed member of staff who carefully explains all the historical moments associated with the Castle. The Drawing Room is actually used by The Queen so my fingerprints have overlaid hers... More 

Thank Suspishio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good parking, well maintained and definitely a reason to visit Hillsborough. can get busy on sundays but perfect during the week.

Thank Brian C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One day last spring we started out with a visit to the Giant's Ring followed by a pilgrimage to the war memorial in Hillsborough village (to pay my respects to my G/Grandfather whose name is engraved on it) and whilst there we took the opportunity to tour Hillsborough Castle and gardens - what a privilege! As a child growing up... More 

Thank DianeA596
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was very excited to learn Hillsborough Castle was open to visitors. It's a beautiful place, and our guide, Elizabeth, did a superb job. She combined history with anecdote, was immensely knowledgeable and approachable, spoke clearly and managed the group well. We were able to sit on the sofas and chairs, which somehow made it more special. I'd go back.... More 

1 Thank Southwalker
Dublin Ireland
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628 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we were unable to visit Hillsborough Castle as it was closed today. It looks impressive and will shall return to take the tour. It is the official residence of the Queen in Northern Ireland and the venue for the signing of the Anglo Irish peace agreement in 1985. Hillsborough was a small market town and is now a commuter... More 

Thank motorcar1
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the history of the castle. She also added a bit of light hearted banter so it didn't feel like a history lesson. My American guests were very impressed

Thank Barbara L

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