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Wonderful experience

I'm from NI but had never visited the Castle before but decided to take American relatives to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
surprising find in the middle of a village......Hillsborough Castle

Wonderful stately home with a rich tapestry of Royal , political and historical life and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm from NI but had never visited the Castle before but decided to take American relatives to visit today. Castle is full of interesting pieces and our guide (Chloe) was so knowledgeable and made the whole experience interesting and entertaining. The castle is so beautiful...More

Thank Cameron44
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful stately home with a rich tapestry of Royal , political and historical life and history. Take a tour of the building and listen to the wonderfullly enlightened guides who show real passion whilst describing paintings and the history of the home. It does feels...More

1  Thank jimmy140
Reviewed 5 days ago

When this weekend to visit the castle due to a recommendation of a colleague, simply love it, you can only visit the castle with a guide, be aware any big bag packs will be retained in the reception area. The guides very knowledgeable and make...More

Thank Sonia E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning period house (castle) and gardens. Of particular interest is the collection of fine art. A smooth and exemplary visitor experience from the warm greeting by the young lady at reception via the humorous security staff to the brilliant guide. The guide, Owen, was captivating...More

2  Thank paulsbagnall
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour of the castle takes about 45 minutes. It is informative and interesting - and they didn't object to a baby making noises and crawling around. You are then free to wander round the excellent gardens for as long as you wish. There is...More

Thank Kouyanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Castle for the tour mid-renovation. The guided tour was very informative and the guides knew the answer to every question. The gardens were spectacular and you can browse them at your leisure afterwards. Parking can be difficult so I would advise using...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to many of Royal Historic Palaces, so why not visit Hillsborough, while in Northern Ireland. It is a bit way out from Belfast, in a quiet and pretty neighborhood. If you are interested in a royal residence with a feel of more at-home atmosphere,...More

Thank 726ayas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is well worth the trip. We were greeted by a very friendly, helpful and informative James at the front desk, who gave us our tickets and introduced us to our castle guide. Owen, our guide, showed us around the truly beautiful castle and...More

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I really enjoyed this very professional and enjoyable tour. Led by Leah and Caroline we toured the Castles interior for about 45 minutes and then spent an hour in the gardens. On a nicer day you could have spent a lot longer...More

1  Thank Frankie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Castle with a friend, we only came across the tour by chance as it is not very well advertised, we were with a guide called Catherine, who was very knowledgeable we were encouraged to ask any questions we liked. The castle...More

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1 September 2018|
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Response from pamelajeanettewhite | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but on the day i was there there was no dogs, but you could give them a call and they will tell you.
24 March 2018|
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Response from MelbourneChrissy | Reviewed this property |
The state rooms are on the ground floor and are accessible to those with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are allowed but not mobility scooters. Wheelchairs can be borrowed on arrival. Most of the gardens are accessible but... More
27 August 2017|
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Response from Della B | Reviewed this property |
Yes suitable for all ages interested in Irish history and the royal family