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Beautiful house ~ great guided tour.

Stunning period house (castle) and gardens. Of particular interest is the collection of fine art. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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A Couple of Hours Well Spent

The tour of the castle takes about 45 minutes. It is informative and interesting - and they didn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days 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 2 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 3 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 3 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

Thank pamelajeanettewhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until recently, I must confess that I thought this was not accessible to the public. I went without booking in advance and got on to a tour no problem. My ticket cost £10.50 but there are some concessions. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank DebsB
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A good tour of the building by Karen but better knowledge of history and politics of the island of Ireland needed rather than providing an ethnocentric view. For example the simple division of North and South while the country of Ireland is not just south...More

Thank fms33
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Quite simply, well worth the visit and will return to see the rest of it next year when work is complete.

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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