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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens - Admission tickets

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Admire the beautiful late-Georgian mansion for its elegant State Rooms and world-famous historic gardens.


  • Take in the stunning Hillsborough Castle and gardens at your own pace
  • Select the ticket option Gardens with Castle tour for access to both
  • Admire the many curiosities adorning the walls of these rooms
  • Take a walk through the lavish 100-acre gardens of Hillsborough
  • Notice the Lady Alice’s Temple, the Lost Garden, and the Statue of Ossian here
  • Choose between two ticket options, one offering access to gardens only, and the other including both the gardens and the castle


  • All-day access to Hillsborough gardens
  • Free parking
  • Admission into Hillsborough Castle (Optional)
  • Expert tour guide (Optional)


  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & drinks

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Get tickets to the beautiful late-Georgian mansion that serves as the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland. Walk through the elegant State Rooms, including the Throne Room and the State Drawing Room. Admire the paintings, furnishings, and other curiosities that grace the walls of these rooms. These rooms have welcomed a long list of guests like the Dalai Lama, Princess Diana, Hilary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt!

Wander through the lush green gardens of Hillsborough, spread across a capacious 100 acres. Gaze out at the ornamental grounds, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands, and trimmed lawns. Look out for the striking Lady Alice’s Temple, the statue of Ossian, and the Lost Garden here.

Important Information

  • You have full access to the castle shops, cafes and onsite visitor facilities
  • Enjoy free WiFi

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Hillsborough Castle and Gardens - Admission Tickets: Castle and Gardens
  • Hillsborough Castle and Gardens - Admission Tickets: Gardens Only


  • Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is open from Thursday to Sunday, including on bank holidays
  • Closed Dates: 24-26 December

1 Apr- 27 Sept (SUMMER)

  • Thur-Sun from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Last admission at 4:00 PM

28 Sept- 31 Mar (WINTER)

  • Thur-Sun from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Last admission at 3:00 PM

Discounted Tickets

Ages 0-4yrs go free. Ages 5-15yrs, students, and senior citizens enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction: Hillsborough Castle and gardens (The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, United Kingdom)

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