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Hillsborough Castle

Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 1300
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Lovely walk

A lovely walk around the pond. Although the castle was actually closed we still had a very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Much more to do that visit the castle

Hillsborough Castle (and gardens) is probably the most famous attraction in the gorgeous village of... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
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“royal family” (13 reviews)
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Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 1300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely walk around the pond. Although the castle was actually closed we still had a very relaxing wonder taking in the scenery on a stunning day. Bob on 👌🏿

Thank skittles_41
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Hillsborough Castle (and gardens) is probably the most famous attraction in the gorgeous village of Hillsborough, which is a located an easy 20 kilometre drive from Belfast. The ‘castle’ is actually a Georgian country house and is used by the royal family and other government...More

Thank MelbourneChrissy
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Part of our Globus bus tour & thoroughly enjoyed visiting the premises & experience the afternoon High Tea. Staff were absolutely friendly, courteous & very polite. The residence of the royal Family, who recently had Price Harry there for a visit & stay. Loved the...More

Thank Conrad S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited Hillsborough as part of our trip to the Ulster Grand Prix. Found wonderful people, helpful and welcoming. The castle is certainly a major attraction as part of the overall history of the north. Well worth seeing

Thank William B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Although this is not a beautiful castle like many that we've seen, it was more of a lovely manor house. It's very pretty inside and I particularly liked the drawing room. There is a beautiful piano with personal pictures of the entire Royal Family sitting...More

Thank Eddiepeddie
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Hillsborough Castle deserves to be overrun with tourists but when our group of three visited we were the only people on our guided tour. It is both grand and intimate at the same time, making it one of the most interesting of the "working" royal...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Tour around Hillsborough was excellent. Not often do you get to wander around the private rooms of the Royal Family - which they have used for many years - whenever visiting Ireland - but you feel quite at home. The house is outstanding, and...More

Thank Sue_Walker
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The only way around the castle is by guided tour, which takes about an hour and is led by a friendly informative tour guide. You don't see the whole castle (it still functions as Government offices), but you do get to see a lot of...More

1  Thank Giles D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We didn't visit the castle, because all tours were booked, and had to do with the gardens. They're really beautiful, large, varied and well kept. The kids booklet contains missions around the garden and was really nice. Of course, it's always nice to take a...More

Thank ugoren
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a grand venue and the weather was brilliant so a stroll through the gardens was really beautiful. The place attracts many visitors though a number were associated with tours and were including a tour of the building. Gardens are extensive with lots of...More

Thank 2Travell2
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Della B | Reviewed this property |
Yes suitable for all ages interested in Irish history and the royal family
dee r
5 June 2016|
Response from Suspishio | Reviewed this property |
Yes but go to the web site for September differences fromAugust.