Hillsborough Castle

If you're a family of history buffs, book your tickets today to Hillsborough Castle. Discover the unique history of Northern Ireland's royal residence and explore its beautiful gardens. A great day out for everyone!

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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is a great destination for the perfect family day out. Explore the breathtaking Georgian house built by Wills Hill, which is still in use as a royal residence in Northern Ireland.


Discover the grandest room in the house, the Throne Room, where the Queen received guests at a ball to celebrate her coronation here in 1953. Or admire the many pieces of art in the Red Room, which has been the setting for historic political meetings since the 1970s.


If you and your kids like to be outdoors, 100 acres of exquisite gardens surround the castle. You'll find ornamental grounds, quiet woodland and meandering waterways. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the garden explorer map which will tell you where to find the Walled Garden, the Yew Tree Walk, the Moss Walk, the Lake and Lady Alice's Temple.

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