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Visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and discover Northern Ireland’s royal residence.

Discover Northern Ireland’s only royal residence, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, located just 20 minutes from Belfast.

Immerse yourself in history and royal splendour in the Castle, explore the 100 acres of beautiful gardens and discover the Imaginary Menagerie play trail.

Highlights of a visit to the gardens include ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens.

Visit time and time again with events all-year round, from seasonal Castle tours to Easter activities for whole family and summer events designed to be savoured on the lawns.

You’ll find parking easy in the free car park and can also stop to savour delicious food and drink from the café.
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Top Reasons To Visit

  • Discover Northern Ireland’s only royal residence
  • Explore over 100 acres of picturesque gardens
  • Enjoy the Imaginary Menagerie play trail
  • Seasonal events in the Castle and gardens
  • Join expert gardeners for workshops and talks

Spring Spectacular

23.1 KM
13 Apr - 06 May 2024
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See the gardens of Northern Ireland’s royal residence erupt in spectacular colour as Spring Spectacular returns for 2024.

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Life Through a Royal Lens

23.1 KM
13 Apr - 17 Aug 2024
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Discover Life Through a Royal Lens, Hillsborough Castle’s first exhibition featuring a unique collection of Royal photography.

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