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Hillsborough Castle Experience provided by Scenic Tours NI

Hillsborough Castle Experience

Hillsborough Castle Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ever wondered what it’s like in the Queen’s house? Enjoy the richness and diversity of the house and gardens at Hillsborough Castle, home to the British Royal Family whenever they visit Northern Ireland. Located in County Down, just 12 miles from Belfast, Scenic Tours NI enables you to take a guided tour of the historic property and its grounds, allowing you to enjoy the sheer splendour of your surroundings.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 180365P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Mobile WiFi
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can collect and drop off clients at location they choose, be that, Cruise Ship Terminal , Airport, (all Ireland) or any hotel they care to stay in, (surcharge applies of outside Belfast city centre)
  • Airports:
  • Belfast Intl Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
  • Ports:
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Mobile WiFi
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can collect and drop off clients at location they choose, be that, Cruise Ship Terminal , Airport, (all Ireland) or any hotel they care to stay in, (surcharge applies of outside Belfast city centre)
  • Airports:
  • Belfast Intl Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
  • Ports:
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Hillsborough Castle Experience
Adhering to local Covid -19 recomendations our vehicles are regularly sanitized and face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer are available on request of clients at all times. Social distancing is adhered to as best as can practically be considering vehicle size.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    Built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire, the house was later remodelled in the 19th and early 20th century. It is now a working royal palace and has been the home of the Secretary of State since the 1970s. Wander through a hundred acres of beautiful gardens, developed from the 1760s onwards. Offering a contrast of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodlands, waterways, and trimmed lawns.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Wilma L
Lisburn, UK117 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a great tour. Everyone was in costume and played their parts well while telling us about the castle and also allowing us to look for the 12 different trees. Some of the program is very funny and yet you can see the history of the place. I would have liked longer to study the artifacts, but since it is still in use by the Royals, it is not a surprise that you have to be guided carefully through each place The gardens and grounds are magnificent and the cafe is very good. Definitely well worth a visit!
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So glad you enjoyed the time, well worth the visit.👍
Written 11 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Scenic Tours NI
CountyDownRooster
CountyDownRooster
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Done, wouldn't repeat.
A beautiful place to visit but one of the most unfriendliest places I've ever been too in Ireland, wouldn't be in a
Trip19199938041
Trip19199938041
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Worth the hill trek !
Fantastic day out on a clear day ! Fab informative guide who really loves his job, highly recommend this trip for t
joanneendley
joanneendley
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Fantastic experience!
The Gobbins is such a fantastic experience! So well organised from start to finish. The walk takes you around the c
FlyFisher1986
FlyFisher1986
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Best bus I’ve been on, and I’ve been on a lot of them
Liza was very funny and deserves a promotion for her quirky quips and approachability. She made the whole city seem
Simon G
Simon G
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An underwhelming experience.
This was a well organised activity. The guide was pleasant and informative and the scenery was dramatic. However, t
932aislingd
932aislingd
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Fabulous day out
Beautiful walk, staff were so friendly and so helpful, our guide Adrian was fantastic, so much information about th
JohnnyClarke1981
JohnnyClarke1981
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5 stars .
Just home from a weekend in Belfast. Decided to do the Murals/peace wall tour whilst up there as it was recommend
Annie K
Annie K
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Highly recommened this tour - very informative & moving
Enjoyed our tour of the Belfast Murals & Peace Wall today with Billy. Bily was very informative and accommodating
kathrine1233
kathrine1233
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Sightseeing in Belfast? Look no further!!!!
Absolutely wonderful. Insightful, knowledge and balanced. Billy is also a safe and great driver. Learned alot!
04oliric
04oliric
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Reliable taxi firm Belfast
We were lucky enough to happen across Billy on our first day in Belfast and used vale cabs for the rest of our week
tasholiveira
tasholiveira
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Valentine's Weekend
My Husband prepared an amazing weekend away for Valentine's Day. So we went off to Belfast and had the pleasure to
Joho38
Joho38
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Belfast private tour of the troubles
Billy gave us a really balanced and insightful tour... he was knowledgeable, funny and gave a first class tour thro
paleypaint
paleypaint
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“STILL?”
Billy was an amazing tour guide. Highly recommended. We came away feeling as though we got the whole picture and an
513lukeo
513lukeo
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L oshea
Amazing tour, really enjoyed it and learning more about the troubles was eye opening, couldn't recommend it enough.
shiv133
shiv133
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Tour of Belfast - make sure you book with Billy.
Myself and my partner came up to Belfast and on the off chance met Billy (William). We wanted a tour of the histori
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