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Family visit to Christmas Castle

Took the family for a day out to Hillsborough Castle, my daughter's birthday, my wife's idea. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stephenknox
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Amazing Visit

From the moment you arrive till you leave you are treated as a guest at the castle. This is a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trevore415
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family for a day out to Hillsborough Castle, my daughter's birthday, my wife's idea. Great tour guide, really enjoyed the visit, a place of living history and beautiful rooms. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive till you leave you are treated as a guest at the castle. This is a tour with a difference as you are taken back in time. Each member of staff were friendly and approachable. Improvements to visitor facilities were underway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed leisurely tour of the ground floor with staff dressed in period costume. Beautifully kept, warm log fires and even got to sammple some 12th night cake and hot apple juice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We pre-booked tickets online and went on a Saturday in December. The staff were all dressed in period costume to celebrate the run up to Christmas and the Twelfth Night celebrations. We were treated to hot mulled juice, Twelfth Night cake and a live music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It was truly wonderful looking around the beautifully restored state throne room and dining room of this grand building. We even got a snapshot of royal life and walked around the queens living room. The garden is enchanting

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank loopy S
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Until a few months ago while watching a television show about the Royal residences, I was not aware of Hillsborough's existence. We were on a bus tour thru Northern Ireland and this was offered as an optional tour. The castle is located in the middle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank kamdsh
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Our visit to Hillsborough Castle was one of the highlights of our trip to Northern Ireland. We had never heard of it before we booked our trip and are so happy we took the time to visit. The building, rooms and gardens are all beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visited at the beginning of the month with family, great tour and amazing to see the building after recent renovations. A special thank you to Andrew on the gate for his added insight on the castle and for taking our family photograph. You all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank stephencU9831LP
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Until I saw a PBS special on the Queen's residences in the UK, I had no idea she had a place here. It's right in the middle of the village. The tour guide was excellent and made it very interesting! It's not your typical 'castle'...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Howard M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had a really informative tour of the property, some fantastic paintings which I did not expect. Gardens are lovely and a lot of work is taking place in the grounds to develop a visitor centre and coffee shop- would visit again when work complete...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank dizzyizzy1
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handdoc13
2 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.
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BW96
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
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cazmacus
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
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