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 360 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

Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory

Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.

Thank you.

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

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Card not valid 21-22 Aug or on event days - phone or see website for details.
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
  • Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the garden on the day or can be purchased online by selecting 1 ticket online for 2 persons admission for gardens only. Ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card on arrival to validate your booking

Opening details:

Open until 30 Sep 2021, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm

Entry prices:

Adults £14.20, seniors £11.30, children (5-15) £7.10. Prices subject to change. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available


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

Contact information:

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Main Street, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6FT (Car park postcode BT26 6HR) – Directions