Hillsborough Castle - Gardens Only Ticket

Hillsborough Castle - Gardens Only Ticket

Historic Royal Palaces

Available to 29 September 2024

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Book tickets and spend a day in the gorgeous gardens at Hillsborough Castle

Are you looking for things to do in Lisburn?

Located close to Hillsborough Forest Park in Northern Ireland, you will find one of the highly esteemed Historic Royal Palaces. The only one of six historic palaces that is based outside of London, which we think, makes Hillsborough Castle extra special!

A day out for the whole family at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens is an ideal outdoor attraction if you're looking for places to visit with your family. Set in 100 acres of stunning gardens, with woodlands, paths and trails and a like, there's a whole variety of things to do and see here.  

The Lake - explore an expanse of picturesque waterways and magnificent giant sequoia trees in this secluded section of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Look out for the flash of a blue kingfisher, goslings or even cute little cygnets in spring!

Walled Garden - an 18th-century kitchen garden, restored to its former glory!

Garden Play Trail - a must-see if you're visiting with children. This area is called the Imaginary Menagerie and is the ultimate kids' playground. Explore the animal-inspired play trail throughout the Castle's gardens, taking you on adventures celebrating the animals and wildlife that have made, and continue to make, Hillsborough their home

Complete your day out at Hillsborough Castle garden with a family picnic or a visit to the award-winning café

After spending a few hours roaming the wonderful woodlands, lakes and gardens, you're bound to have built up quite the appetite. 

If you've brought a homemade picnic, you've no doubt spotted a few ideal picnic spots to lay down your blanket and settle down for a munch. 

Or, pay a visit to the Hillsborough Café where you can sample the fruit and veg from Hillsborough Castle's very own Walled Garden. 

Either way, we can't think of a better way to end your day out at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.

Hillsborough Road,
Lisburn & Castlereagh BT26 6
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How to find us

Car park postcode: BT26 6HR.

Please copy this postcode into your Sat Nav to direct you to the Car Park and Admissions

  • Free parking

  • 27 parking spaces are available on site for for Blue Badge holders

  • Toilets - accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities

  • Castle shop

  • Café/restaurant - the Hillsborough Castle Café is located in the Weston Pavilion, just a short walk from the car park

  • Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and enjoy picnics in the gardens
  • Map

  • A limited number of wheelchairs available to borrow on a first come, first served basis


  • April onwards - gardens are open from 10am daily until 6pm (last entry 5pm)

  • Pets are not permitted within the castle, gardens, or café unless they are registered assistance pets

  • You can enter the gardens at any time on the day of your visit, from first admission at 10am

  • Accessibility - due to the natural terrain of the gardens, some paths are unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility

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