Hillsborough Castle and Gardens - Gardens admission ticket

Activity code: HCAG

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  • Explore the 100 acres of formal grounds and gardens of Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the royal family in Northern Ireland
  • Discover the Walled Garden that dates back to the 18th century and is four acres producing vegetables, fruit and flowers for the house
  • Wander at leisure through the historic gardens that include ornate formal areas as well as woodland and meadows.


Explore 100 acres of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and picturesque glens. Relax in Lady Alice's Temple overlooking the stunning grounds and castle. Visit the beautiful Granville Garden which hosts hybrid tea roses and is a favourite of HM the Queen. A garden explorer map also reveals some of the unique features, including the Ice House and the newly restored 18th century Walled Garden.
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Additional Information

What's Included

  • Entry to Hillsborough Castle Gardens

What's Excluded

  • Entry to Hillsborough Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink unless specified

Days of operation: Thursday - Sunday

Start time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT

Garden Closed:  24 to 26 December