Hillsborough Castle

Interesting
Behind the courthouse is this handsome red-brick Classical edifice. Dating from the late 18C, it has a fine wrought-iron gate. The castle, residence of the governor of Northern Ireland from 1924 to 1973, is now a royal residence: HRH Queen Elizabeth and the royal family stay here when visiting the region.

Useful information

Address:

The Square, BT26 6AG Hillsborough

Price:

8 £

Opening hours

open on Heritage Days, in Sep; guided tours are organised on Sat in May, Jun and Aug; book with the visitor centre or the castle

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