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Hillsborough Fort
Hillsborough Fort Exterior

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.

For safety reasons children under 16 cannot be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

LImited wheelchair access. Surrounded by parks, Hillsborough has lots to see in a small space.

Opening times

Grounds Only open to the public

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00

Closing of gates commences 15 mins before site closure time

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Free admission


  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Hillsborough Fort

The Square
County Down
BT26 6AG
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
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