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Win a family pass to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens!

This summer, discover the fascinating history of Hillsborough Castle and chart its unique history, from grand family home to charming royal residence.

We have a family ticket for two adults and up to three children to give away including a tour of the castle!

Built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire, the castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters in British and Irish politics for over three centuries. Today, it is the official residence of HM the Queen in Northern Ireland.

Outside, explore Hillsborough Castle’s glorious gardens. From ornamental grounds to meandering waterways and picturesque glens, there are over 100 spectacular acres to discover.

Don’t miss the forthcoming events including the Vintage Summer Late (25 Aug) and Vintage Family Weekend (27-28 Aug). Find out more at

For your chance to win a family ticket simply tell us the answer to this question:

Q. Hillsborough Castle is whose official residence in Northern Ireland?

A) The Queen
B) Prime Minister
C) Prince Charming

Castle tours are available on selected dates until October 2017. Gardens are open daily for unguided access until October 1, 2017. Check for up-to date opening hours and to book. It is advisable to book castle tours in advance.

Competition closes 5pm Thu 17 Aug, 2017. Editor’s decision is final. Full T&Cs can be found on Valid for visits up to 31 August 2017. Dates are subject to availability and prize tickets must be booked in advance. Full T&Cs can be found on
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