Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Castle is a Georgian mansion house which sits at the heart of Hillsborough Village, located near Belfast. It holds a unique place in Northern Ireland’s history and since 1922 it has served as its official royal residence. The castle is surrounded by 96 acres of beautiful gardens comprising peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and ornamental formal gardens.
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  • 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  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
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  • Such s great tour by the guide. I found the grounds beautiful and very well looked after
  • A working estate that is run so well. The guide we had was so knowledgeable and great fun. The art and antiques are wonderful. Would highly recommend to all.
  • The Queen's home in Northern Ireland. Security is tight but friendly and the gardens are stunning. Plenty of good places to eat in the village. Hillsborough is a quaint little place with lots to see within walking distance.
  • Very beautiful gardens. Many prominent people have stayed here including presidents and the queen. Very historical.
  • Beautiful place! Gorgeous gardens and the poshest public loos I've ever seen!

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