Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 461 gardens.

Developed from the 1760s onwards, these historic gardens offer a delightful mix of ornate formal gardens, woodland and wildflower meadows. In the newly restored walled garden are vegetables, 100-year-old trained fruit trees, flower borders and a dipping pond. The formal areas continue with a parterre and terrace. Beyond is a yew tree walk, lake and pinetum with towering redwoods.


Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Card valid for the whole property, but castle tours subject to availability. Card not valid on event days (see website) or on 3-5 Jul, 8-15 Aug or 28 Nov-3 Jan
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply

Opening details:

Open all year, daily, 9.30am-6pm (until 4pm 31 Oct-31 Mar)

Entry prices:

Adults £13.70/£9.90, seniors £10.90/£7.90, children (5-15) £6.80/ £4.90 (castle tour & garden/garden only)


Parking spaces
Access for disabled (partial)
Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area

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Main Street, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6FT – Directions