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Hillsborough Castle

This late Georgian mansion was built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, the first Marquess of Downshire. It's now the official Northern Ireland residence of the British Royal Family. Hillsborough Castle is close to Belfast and makes for a fun family day trip out of the city.

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Customer reviews

Sep 8, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
A very informative tour. Worth asking questions about the varst number of paintings.
Sep 4, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Very interesting tour. Our guide Chloe was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions perfectly. Really enjoyed the visit to the Castle though more like a large home used by the Royal family and government.
Sep 2, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Great tour and fantastic guide - Kieran
Sep 2, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Some of the garden not assessable but full price still charged! No bins anywhere:(
Australian refused because he had a dog- on a lead with poop bags and bins- what’s the problem
Aug 26, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Our your was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was very pleasant and well informed would definitely recomend this tour.
Aug 21, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Brilliant house guides Leah and Helen first class answered all my questions. The grounds looked well despite ongoing works. I will go back when all is completed.
Aug 15, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Great insight to a hidden gem! Intimate and interesting house tour with wonderful gardens.
Aug 11, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Had a great informative visit here today with two others.Didnt hav time to visit gardens,but hav been before and lots to see as the grounds are lovely.Staff are very up to date with what is going on and very friendly.Good luck with new coffee shop.
Aug 3, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
There is a lot of work going on at this lovely castle, so when it’s finished, Spring 2019 it will be excellent! If your booking for castle and garden visit you would need to book early times of the day! We booked for 4pm the tour inside takes 45 mins, so you don’t get to see the extensive gardens as it closes at 5 pm, so 4 pm I think is to late for this ! However it was very informative by a lovely guide !
Jul 21, 2018
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + Guided Tour
Fantastic guides, so interesting and well informed. Very helpful with my dad who has limited mobility.