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Hillsborough Castle

Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 1300
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Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle is of historical significance and is currently the official residence for the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
SubhaNagesh
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Tiruppur, India
Tranquil gardens and Irish Georgian Mansion with royal connections

Hillsborough Castle, formerly Government House was for two hundred years the residence of the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
HughK1956
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 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.

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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

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Reviewed 5 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 👌🏿

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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 27 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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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited Hillsborough as part of our trip to the Ulster Grand Prix. Found wonderful people, helpful and welcoming. The castle is certainly a major attraction as part of the overall history of the north. Well worth seeing

Thank William B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Although this is not a beautiful castle like many that we've seen, it was more of a lovely manor house. It's very pretty inside and I particularly liked the drawing room. There is a beautiful piano with personal pictures of the entire Royal Family sitting...More

Thank Leah G
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Hillsborough Castle deserves to be overrun with tourists but when our group of three visited we were the only people on our guided tour. It is both grand and intimate at the same time, making it one of the most interesting of the "working" royal...More

Thank geographyguy_11
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Tour around Hillsborough was excellent. Not often do you get to wander around the private rooms of the Royal Family - which they have used for many years - whenever visiting Ireland - but you feel quite at home. The house is outstanding, and...More

1  Thank Sue_Walker
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The only way around the castle is by guided tour, which takes about an hour and is led by a friendly informative tour guide. You don't see the whole castle (it still functions as Government offices), but you do get to see a lot of...More

1  Thank Giles D
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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
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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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Yes but go to the web site for September differences fromAugust.
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