What’s in Hillsborough?

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle is an official government residence in Northern Ireland. It is the residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and the official residence in Northern Ireland of The Queen.

Hillsborough Fort

Artillery fort built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill – the Hill family built the village of Hillsborough starting with the fort.  Remodelled in the 18th Century for feasts and entertainment.

Hillsborough Forest

Hillsborough Forest is set in the picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough and sits just a few minutes’ walk from Hillsborough Castle, adjacent to Hillsborough Fort. A popular choice among bird-watchers, dog walkers, photographers and nature-lovers, the forest covers an area of almost 200 acres and has way-marked routes providing a variety of different walks to suit everyone.


Restaurant  Plough

Restaurant  Hillside

Restaurant  Parsons nose

Cafe/bar  Owl and the Pussy Cat

Restaurant Hara Hillsborough 

Restaurant Keanes Deli

Cafe Out of Habit & Humble Pie 

Natural Beauty

Hillsborough Forest

Hillsborough Castle Gardens

Montalto House (Ballynahinch)

Larchfield Estate

Top Attractions

Eikon Centre, Game Of Thrones Studio Tour (opening mid-Autumn 2021)

Titanic Belfast

SSE Arena

What's nearby?

Down Royal Race Course

Lisburn Golf Club

Down Royal Golf Club

The Boulevard Outlet Shopping Banbridge

Windsor Park

Ulster Museum

Closest Airports

Belfast City Airport

Belfast international Airport

Dublin Airport

Ulster Bus (Lisburn Bus Depot)

Lisburn Train Station

Arthur Street Guest Cottage

Feel right at home

Arthur Street Guest Cottage was designed to make your visit a unique, comfortable and fun experience. We know that travelling can be exhausting, and will do their best to make your stay easy and satisfying.