Local Attractions near and around Number 33 Coach House, Hillsborough
Bars & Restaurants
The Hillside is a charming, rustic pub situated in the historic Georgian village of Hillsborough, County Down, only 15 minutes drive from Belfast City Centre.
The Parsons Nose
The Parsons Nose comes with a pedigree that’s melded into the very fabric of the building. Built by the first Marquis of Downshire in the Late 1700’s, this simple yet elegant Georgian townhouse has today been transformed into a characterful and charming dining pub.
The Plough Inn is set up in the picturesque village of Hillsborough and is straight off the main Belfast to Dublin Road; so why not pull in and enjoy a friendly pint in the bar, a hearty pub lunch or a gastronomic delight in the evening
Discover Northern Ireland
The official site from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board includes details of tourist attractions, transport, accommodation from hotels to hostels and camping, and much more.
Official Website of Tourism Ireland for visitors to Ireland. Information on accomodation in Ireland, maps of Ireland, Irish culture & activities in Ireland.
Down Royal Racecourse
Down Royal Racecourse has brought the “Sport of Kings” to generations of people in Ulster since the 17th Century and is proud to boast some of the most modern facilities for any racegoer.
Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.
Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre
The award-winning TIC offers a wide range of services including bureau de change and accomodation booking throughout Ireland and mainland UK. An excellent range of maps, guides, gifts and crafts are available. Admission free. Open all year. Facilities: gift shop, public toilets.
Tourist Info Centre
Hillsborough Castle and Park
Impressive 18th-century mansion, built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire. Formerly the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland, the mansion is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. See the State Drawing Room, Dining Rooms and the furniture, silver from HMS Nelson. Within the grounds is Europe’s largest rhododendron bush. Extensive rose garden, lakeside walks.
Hillsborough Oyster Festival (September)
From the 6th – 9th September. Ireland’s number 1 oyster festival in the picturesque village of Hillsborough, Co.Down will celebrate its 20th anniversary
Garden Show Ireland (May)
The Garden Festival Ireland takes place in the magnificent surroundings of Hillsborough Castle in the month of May for 3 days. Some 20,000 visitors are expected from throughout the island of Ireland and beyond to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event of the year.