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Address: Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 442892681309

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Interesting, Relaxed and informative

We had a pleasant tour around the Castle today. Garreth the guide was very informative and had lots of anecdotes to share with us. The Castle is small in comparison to others I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bangor, N.Ireland, U.K.
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Bangor, N.Ireland, U.K.
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant tour around the Castle today. Garreth the guide was very informative and had lots of anecdotes to share with us. The Castle is small in comparison to others I have visited but it has a comfortable, relaxed feel about it. You can just imagine the Royal Family 'chilling' in the homely atmosphere. You can sit on... More 

Thank Holidaylovers067
Lisbon, Portugal
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This royal palace worth a visit. It is small but very nice not just the gardens but also the inside. The staff that shows the palace is very nice and friendly. Due being still used by the royal family, it is very well maintained.

Thank Joao R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This costs £7. I've been in this building several times but I think the tour is pretty new since the castle is now under the umbrella of the Royal Palaces. Big plans for the future with large car park etc in pipeline. The tour was very interesting....my goodness there has been a castle on this site from the 17th century.... More 

Thank juneawilson31
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something special about sitting on a sofa recently vacated by the Queen of England! At Hillsborough Castle we were able to see ground floor rooms in detail and given interesting information about the furnishings, art and history of what we saw. The fact that the Queen and Prince Philip had been in residence 24 hours before, added an... More 

Thank Clare100845
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had heard that Hillsborough Castle was open to the public and decided to go for a day trip. Hillsborough is a lovely little town with some nice individual shops and a few great pubs. We were shown around by our guide Keiran who was just lovely and very enthusiastic about the castle. His colleague Garth was also excellent. We... More 

Thank Sibar45
Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a walk round the gardens on a lovely sunny day. Staff were really friendly and chatty and we set off with our map of the gardens. It took us about an hour and a half to go the whole way round and find all the things on the map. It was beautiful with lots of lovely... More 

Thank DanielleShannon
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful walk around lake ending up at castle. Scenery lovely but spoiled by inconsiderate dog owners failing to keep dogs on leads or under control!

Thank Peter C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Took a quick tour of the garden which at this time of the year are beautiful with all the bushes in flower. Took the 11.00am tour which was very informal and informative. The guide was very knowledgeable. Took another tour of the grounds which are extensive. Would thoroughly recommend this attraction and Royal... More 

Thank Mudeford123
Livingston, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Called in en-route to the ferry home. With limited time we decided to visit the gardens . What a lovely place to wander round, enjoying a pleasant spring morning . On our next visit will allocate more time and visit the castle .

Thank bill n
belfast, northern ireland
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95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is a great tour which I would recommend to any one who has passed the castle on a regular basis and always wondered what it was like behind the walls. From the minute you step through the doors you will be immersed in history and it's fantastic to see how the other half live.tours are limited in places and... More 

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