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Address: Main Street | Regional Head Office Rowallane Gardens, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 (0)28 9268 1309

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Beautiful Walk!

Have been through Hillsborough many times but only recently have stopped off to have a look at Castle and forest park. The grounds are fantastic with a beautiful short walk around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been through Hillsborough many times but only recently have stopped off to have a look at Castle and forest park. The grounds are fantastic with a beautiful short walk around the lake or a longer walk up through the forest. plenty of bird life and plenty of room for kids / families to run round. Plenty of space for... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Recently transferred to the Historic Royal Palaces, there is a lot of history in this stately home. It's always great to visit a place that is also a living breathing residence. If in the area well worth checking out.

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Hillsborough
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our visit was organised by our classic car club and we had a great tour of the castle, it's history was interesting if you are into it, I was interested to a point, but the rooms and furniture are exquisite. Time cut us short so we were unable to appreciate the gardens but will return to do them again. I... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

go to the Hillsborough Castle museum. It isn't a big place but for locals its a must to read about the local area, the local court procedures, they have a fully set out Victorian court room which was used up until 1970's

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Belfast
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We live locally and the park is excellent for a short stroll or a good workout walk. All the paths are very well maintained with the only downside being the multitude of dog walkers with their dogs off their leads. The Fort is good for kids. You can also walk from the park into the village centre for a coffee... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were blessed with autimn sunshine during our stay. The walks around the grounds were splendid and very peaceful. Interesting layout.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a great tour guide with lots of knowledge and a good sense of humour. The castle is beautiful and the gardens which you can Walk through are simply stunning. Inside the castle you are shown around many rooms and told the stories about each room. You don't feel like you are in a museum-type place but more like... More 

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Co Down, N Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We bought our tickets in the tourist information place in Hillsborough court house. You can visit the gardens any day from about 10.30-4.30 and it costs £3.50. We, however, wanted to see the inside of the castle and so paid for both house and gardens. Well worth it, our guide Robin was really well informed and had a very good... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens If you like castles or old homes, this is a beautiful 1770 building formerly belonging to the Governor of Northern Ireland. The queen stays here when in Northern Ireland. Gorgeous grounds and a quaint village and shops. The park dam or fort is a beautiful place to stroll.

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Comber, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I visited Hillsborough Castle last Sunday with my family. Our guide was a charming lady called Judy. Judy was very welcoming & quickly realised that my Mum has hearing problems & without drawing attention to the fact she moved beside my Mum & encouraged us to sit on available seats (except HM's throne of course). In addition to the castle... More 

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