Hillsborough Castle
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    Hillsborough Castle
    Co Down
    BT26 6AG
Hillsborough Castle, just outside Lisburn, is one of County Down's historically important tourist attractions.

A Tourist Attraction on TheBestof Lisburn


Hillsborough Castle, just outside Lisburn, was built in the late 18th century by Lord Hillsborough.  It is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and  the venue for official functions.

As a tourist attraction, Hillsborough Castle and its gardens are open on



May and June

for guided tours.



These tours are very popular and availability may be checked by contacting Hillsborough Castle near Lisburn on:


028 9268 2244


Guided tours for organised groups are also available throughout the year by prior arrangement.



As an historically important building, Hillsborough Castle passed into public ownership in the 1920s. 

It may be used for functions by charitable organisations.



Full details of Hillsborough Castle can be found at either the Hillsborough or Lisburn

Tourist Offices

or on the

Northern Ireland Office Website.

When you contact Hillsborough Castle, please mention that you found their details in the tourist attraction category on

theBestof Lisburn

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