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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is the official residence of the Royal Family and has witnessed many political events over the years, such as the signing of the 1985 Anglo-Irish agreement and even meetings between Tony Blair and former US presidents Clinton and Bush.

This Georgian mansion was built in the 1770s by the first Marquess of Downshire and was later remodelled. During your visit, you can wander through the magnificent gardens that offer a contrast of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and trimmed lawns.

  • Explore 100 acres of exquisite gardens
  • Stroll through the Walled Garden dating back form the 18th Century and historically used to produce fruits, vegetables and flowers for the castle
  • Enjoy the view of the statue of Ossian, the Lady Alice’s Temple, the Quaker Burial ground and the Ice House.
  • Situated within the charming Georgian village of Hillsborough, the castle and gardens are just 30 minutes outside of Belfast city.

Hillsborough Castle Gardens are ideal for a day out and welcome visitors of all ages.

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