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Hillsborough, Co. Down

Former Market House - the Court House and Tourist Information Office

Hillsborough is a village, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland, situated 19 km from the city of Belfast. It is within the Lisburn City Council area.

The historic centre of the village contains significant amounts of Georgian architecture. The village was originally a compact settlement hosting a regular market. More recently land to the north of the village has been developed as housing and Hillsborough has become part of the commuter belt of Belfast. In recent years townhouses and apartments have been built closer to the centre of the village, and the former civic building of Lisburn Borough Council has been converted to residential use. That building is in twentieth century neo-Georgian style. Development to the east of the village is continuing to swell Hillsborough's population. The associated settlements of Culcavy and Aghnatrisk to the north-west are also growing.

A prominent feature of the east and south approaches to Hillsborough is a 5-mile wall which encloses the "Park Dam", an artificial lake, and the forest surrounding it.

In 2007 Hillsborough won 3rd place in the Ulster in Bloom large village competition.
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Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre

Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre, The Courthouse, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
A former Market House, the 18th century Georgian style Courthouse is situated amongst a range of Georgian town houses in the square. Closed as a court in 1987, the court-room and building is now home to an exhibition which answers such questions a...

Restaurants in Hillsborough

The Pheasant

410 Upper Ballynahinch Road, Annahilt, Hillsborough, BT26 6NR, Co. Down
One of N.I.'s first casual gourmet diners. This venture is a sister restaurant of The Plough Inn in Hillsborough, with a modern Gothic atmosphere, great parking, serving meals all day, lunches, early bird, kids club and evening dinner. While the Patt

The Plough Inn

3 The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG, Co. Down
This is a famous family owned pub with an outstanding reputation for hospitality, atmosphere and fantastic food.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Hillsborough Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Hillsborough