Description

Hillsborough Forest, set within the historic landscape of Large Park, offers visitors 150 acres of mixed woodland in which they can walk and relax with nature.

Bird life is rich and varied and larger mammals, including foxes and badgers, may also be seen. Fishing, by permit only, is also available.


The forest is open from dawn till dusk every day, except the first Sunday in January. Admission and car parking is free.

Within Hillsborough Forest, the 17th century Hillsborough Fort can be seen, built on the sight of an old stronghold, founded by Peter Hill in 1630. The square fort features a parapet wall and was granted Royal Fort status by Charles II.

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  • Park Street
  • Hillsborough
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT26 6DP

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