Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

Opening times

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is open daily, including bank holidays, except 24-26 December.

Summer (01 April - 30 October)

Last admission - 17:00

Winter (31 October - 31 March)

Last admission - 15:00


Planned closures

Future closures will be listed here.

  • 28 March 2020 - Castle closed from 13:00. Gardens and café to remain open as usual.

Closures and notices

Stable Yard Shop

The Stable Yard Shop is temporarily closed until further notice.

Stable Yard Tea Room

The Stable Yard Tea Room is temporarily closed until further notice.

Hillsborough Castle Village entrance

The entrance to the castle grounds via Hillsborough village is closed to everybody, with the exception of members and pre-arranged groups. All other access is via the Weston Pavilion (entrance just off the A1. Please check our Getting here page for more information).

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Tours and talks Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.


Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

The Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing the pergola in the distance surrounded by planting and bedding. An archway surrounds the frame of the image and there is a blue cloudy sky
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)