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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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Lovely Job by Distinctive Tours

What a treat - a beautifully arranged tour to the Queens Northern Ireland castle. This was not one of those "do not touch" tours. My wife got to sit in the queen's favorite chair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a treat - a beautifully arranged tour to the Queens Northern Ireland castle. This was not one of those "do not touch" tours. My wife got to sit in the queen's favorite chair. We had high tea using beautiful china and silverware. A great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Hillsborough Castle can be found in the quaint rural town of Hillsborough in Northern Ireland. This is the Official Crown Residence used by the Royal family when they visit Northern Ireland on State occasions. There are organised tours of the Castle residence, but do check on the availability of the tours prior to visiting. This is an official residence and... More 

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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is the home of the royals and the Secretary of state in NI. We saw several rooms, all splendid and full of history. Although quite an illustrious place, the atmosphere was relaxed. We were pretty much free to walk where we wanted in the rooms which was good. The tour lasts an hour and our guide was very friendly... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The fort and lake are really beautiful and very peaceful. A lot of people seem to go jogging there. As we strolled the walkway around the lake we met many families taking a leisurely walk with the children feeding the many ducks and swans on the lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am so happy when I think of beautiful memories of visiting this place. A delight. A gem of Northern Ireland. The Royal Famil.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The actual site of the old castle is a ruin now and a good walk in combination with the lake, unlike the Castle which is home to the Secretary of State and Royalty when they visit NI.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The quarters of the queen when she visits Northern Ireland and the grounds are very nice with some historical significance. I would not call this a "must see," especially if time is limited.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had an elegant dinner as a catered function this evening with approximately 80 friends and colleagues. Absolutely wonderful historic house to visit. Everyone enjoyed the experience, the meal and the musical accompaniment. The queen of England uses this is her official house with visiting England. Prince Charles and Camilla apparently were here just a week earlier. Many rooms with... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had a quick look around this lovely castle but sadly I didn't have a lot of time to get around it all. Well worth having a better look next time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited Hillsborough which looks like a nice small town. On approaching the entrance gates (which incidentally started their lives in Armagh) I was advised (in the nicest possible manner) that i could not get in. According to the Historic Palaces brochure it should have been open to the public. Dissapointment!

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Address: Main Street | Regional Head Office Rowallane Gardens, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 (0)28 9268 1309
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough

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