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“Lovely place ”

Hillsborough Castle
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We had a great tour guide with lots of knowledge and a good sense of humour. The castle is beautiful and the gardens which you can
Walk through are simply stunning.
Inside the castle you are shown around many rooms and told the stories about each room. You don't feel like you are in a museum-type place but more like visiting Downton Abbey. You get to sit on chairs and sofas that past and present leaders and royalty have sat on. You hear their personal experiences, about their favourite rooms etc
Well worth a visit!!

2  Thank Wendy S
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"lovely walk"
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"real jewel"
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"drawing room"
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"interesting stories"
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We bought our tickets in the tourist information place in Hillsborough court house. You can visit the gardens any day from about 10.30-4.30 and it costs £3.50.
We, however, wanted to see the inside of the castle and so paid for both house and gardens. Well worth it, our guide Robin was really well informed and had a very good way with the visitors. You just see the ground floor, but we loved in particular the dining room and the huge drawing room.
We had a beautiful day, so spent about an hour and a half walking round the grounds, some terrific vistas and spectacular specimen trees.
With a good lunch in the coffee shop on the Main Street, it made a lovely day out. I would definitely recommend this - if you need to sit down on the tour, there are chairs in nearly all the rooms that you can sit on.

1  Thank Drumcovitt
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