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State Dining Room at Hillsborough Castle
Things to see

Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Her Majesty The Queen still hosts dinners.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

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

A middle-aged couple walk through the State Entrance Hall whilst other visitors explore behind them. The room features a stone-tiled floor with painted-effect stone walls. Large oil paintings and portraits in gold frames hang on the surrounding walls.
Things to see

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

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

Visitors enjoying the State Drawing Room in Hillsborough Castle. A young couple are in the foreground sat on a 2-seater sofa, seemingly enjoying the views around them. The rest of the group are spread around the room; a HRP Explainer stands in the background.
Things to see

Discover contemporary Irish art from the collection of HRH The Prince of Wales in this elegant family space.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

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

A lady stands in a Georgian room, looking around her at the gold-framed paintings adorning the Red Room. The walls are covered in deep red silk damask and a marble fireplace is visible. An older couple can be seen in the background, also looking at the paintings.
Things to see

Political history meets royal life and a spectacular collection of art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

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

A group of visitors wander around Lady Grey's Study. A crystal chandelier hangs above the room which features a soft teal wallpaper, hand-block printed with a flower design
Things to see

Discover this calm, cosy room and learn about the historic meetings that have taken place within its walls.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

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

A music festival takes place in front of a huge crowd within the Tudor courtyard of Hampton Court Palace
Events

A series of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard at Hampton Court Palace.

13-24 August 2021

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)