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Hillsborough Castle

Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 1300
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This belongs to the Irish and was stolen by the British government in 1925

I think it is so sad that this was built and owned by the Irish but when the British stole northern... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chillin B
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Parking Needed

The castle has beautiful rooms and an interesting story. The guides (Mark and a female who... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stiofan d
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Ireland
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Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9268 1300
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"northern ireland"
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"guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"historic house"
in 4 reviews
"lovely walk"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"historical significance"
in 2 reviews
"high tea"
in 3 reviews
"family photos"
in 2 reviews
"excellent visit"
in 2 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 2 reviews
"real jewel"
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"drawing room"
in 4 reviews
"only criticism"
in 2 reviews
"dining room"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"official residence"
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"royal palace"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think it is so sad that this was built and owned by the Irish but when the British stole northern Ireland ie Ireland own land it was stolen and given to queen of England very sad

Thank Chillin B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle has beautiful rooms and an interesting story. The guides (Mark and a female who accompanied Mark) were knowledgable and passionate about the castle and it’s pieces. The castle needs a much needed car park (which we are told is in progress). On street...More

Thank Stiofan d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undergoing a major renovation at present so if you would like to see it in all its glory I'd wait until they are going to open up the walled garden etc. still worth a visit at present but maybe worth waiting for the whole thing.

Thank IvorLarne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if your interested in history of northern Ireland and its ties with the royal family then this is a must see. Parking is terrible but will be solved shortly with a shuttle bus to the venue. Some people will be disappointed that its not a...More

1  Thank johnny112ireland
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing tour of Hillsborough castle with family we all loved it our tour guild was excellent. This a must do for a family day out. Thank you

1  Thank JulieJordan77
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Hillsborough Castle is of historical significance and is currently the official residence for the royal family in Northern Ireland. A membership is advisable if travelling in group for multiple times -to visit the lawn/garden/lake.

1  Thank SubhaNagesh
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Hillsborough Castle, formerly Government House was for two hundred years the residence of the Downshire Family It is now the official northern Ireland residence of the monarchy.. It is set, unusually for Ireland, right in the middle of the main street of Hillsborough, Co. Down....More

Thank HughK1956
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk around the pond. Although the castle was actually closed we still had a very relaxing wonder taking in the scenery on a stunning day. Bob on 👌🏿

Thank skittles_41
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Hillsborough Castle (and gardens) is probably the most famous attraction in the gorgeous village of Hillsborough, which is a located an easy 20 kilometre drive from Belfast. The ‘castle’ is actually a Georgian country house and is used by the royal family and other government...More

1  Thank MelbourneChrissy
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Part of our Globus bus tour & thoroughly enjoyed visiting the premises & experience the afternoon High Tea. Staff were absolutely friendly, courteous & very polite. The residence of the royal Family, who recently had Price Harry there for a visit & stay. Loved the...More

Thank Conrad S
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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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dee r
5 June 2016|
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Response from Suspishio | Reviewed this property |
Yes but go to the web site for September differences fromAugust.
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