Halloween garden trails

Updated 28 September: our gardens remain open while the castle is closed for the winter. Find out how we're keeping you safe on your visit.



The trails take 30 minutes to an hour


The Gardens

Ticketing information

Included in admission.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Buy Hillsborough Castle & Gardens tickets

Put on your best fancy dress and follow a trail around the gardens of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens this Halloween! 

Look out for pumpkins along the way, and share a #scaryselfie with us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. With up to 100 acres to explore, there will be plenty to see and lots of wildlife to discover.

Collect a trail from the admissions desk on arrival.

Garden Highlights Tour

Our Head Gardner, Claire Woods takes you on a one-way route round our garden highlights and Instragrammable views! She has selected some of her favourite plants to look out for and top tips. 

The garden walk is approximately 2.1km and takes 30 minutes.

Download a gardens highlights trail map (PDF)

Explorer's trail

Find hidden spaces, secret corners and spot wildlife on our gardens and lake walk. 

Short loop 2.7km
Long loop 3.1km

Download an Explorer's trail (PDF)