County Antrim
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  • Hillsborough Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

    1. Hillsborough Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

    Wander through 100 acres of beautiful gardens which have been developed from the 1780. Discover the contrast of ornamental grounds and peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and trimmed lawns. Explore the Lime Tree Walk, Granville Garden, the Lady Alice Temple, the Quaker Burial ground and an Ice House. Imagine the gardens in different times as you walk through the Walled Garden, dating back to the 18th Century. This is a large, four-acre site historically used to produce fruit, vegetables and flowers for the house. As part of the Hillsborough Castle Project in 2018, the gardens have been restored to create a beautiful working and productive garden. See the renovations  complete with dipping pond, crop rotations, seasonal produce, potting sheds, herbaceous borders and an apple orchard. Follow the festive garden trail from 12 December – 3 January 2021. Enjoy a wintery stroll in the ope...

    Spent 5 hours wandering the spectacular grounds. Brought a picnic and ate in Lady Alice's temple -Great view all the way beyond the pond to the Queen's residence. Enjoyed the tropical nature of the Secret Garden. Staff all very friendly and pleasant.

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What people are saying about County Antrim

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Stunning gardens.

Unfortunately I arrived at 4 o'clock and didn't leave myself enough time to explore the gardens fully.I thought 2 hours would be plenty of time,but I wasn't expecting how vast they are.I was blown away by the beauty that lies on my doorstep.A photographer's paradise.Stunning.I will be visiting again soon.

Spent 5 hours wandering the spectacular grounds. Brought a picnic and ate in Lady Alice's temple -Great view all the way beyond the pond to the Queen's residence. Enjoyed the tropical nature of the Secret Garden. Staff all very friendly and pleasant.

Brilliant day for all abilities. The facilities were spacious and very clean. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Bring a picnic or avail of the cafes at top or bottom of estate. To be recommended.