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All reviews guided tour northern ireland historic house gardens are beautiful drawing room historical significance high tea family photos dining room excellent visit interesting stories family stay real jewel royal palace worth a visit only criticism lovely walk
Had an extremely knowledgeable guide who was very enthusiastic too. Such a lovely building with some amazing pictures too. The gardens were just lovely with very traditional planting.
They are doing a lot of expansion such as a car park, as at the moment there...More
We booked a visit to Hillsborough, largely unsignposted bearing in mind the significance of the building in recent political events. Amazed when we arrived for the tour to find that we were the only ones booked in. Excellent personalised tour with a knowledgable and witty...More
Gardens are pleasant - but not a must do without the castle entry.
Unfortunately the castle was closed for a 'ceremony for local dignitaries'.
Personally having travelled to NI specifically to see the castle [as Historic Royal Castle Members] it was very frustrating to be...More
Understand this is a fairly recent addition to the visitor attractions to N Ireland.
You only see the ground floor rooms,royal apartments are not on the schedule. There are a great many works of art on show, Lely portrait and even one by the Prince...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 some of the paths are rough.