1. United Kingdom
  2. County Antrim
  3. Belfast
  4. Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle Guided Tour and Gardens Entrance Ticket

Product ID: 169867
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Discover Hillsborough Castle's fascinating history through a 45-minute small group guided tour of the late Georgian mansion. Spend time exploring 100 acres of beautiful palace gardens on the day of your visit.
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Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Discover the stories and history of Hillsborough Castle in a 45-minute guided tour
  • See the elegant State Rooms within this Georgian home
  • Wander through 100 acres of beautiful gardens and sites
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From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal moments in history for over three hundred years. The castle is the official Northern Ireland residence of HM The Queen. It's also home to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland since the 1970s and has played a central role in the peace-building process for 40 years.

Discover stories of celebration, entertainment, diplomacy, and negotiation as expert Explainers guide you through a 45-minute tour of Hillsborough Castle's fascinating history and stunning, newly re-presented State Rooms. This castle tour includes guided access to all the State Rooms that make up this elegant Georgian home, including the grand Throne Room, relaxing State Drawing Room, Lady Grey's Study, State Dining Room, Red Room and Stair Hall.

Explore 100 acres of beautiful gardens, also included for the whole day in your ticket, to complete a relaxing day out for the whole family.
  • Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle State Rooms
  • Self-guided admission to the gardens

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Meeting point

Hillsborough Castle, The Square, Hillsborough. BT26 6AG

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Garden opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Last admission is one hour before closure.
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Historic Royal Palaces

Product ID: 169867