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Old 04-28-2006, 07:13 AM
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Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland

When Her Majesty visits Northern Ireland her official residence is Hillsborough in Co Down. It is quite small but very beautiful.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyalProtocol View Post
When Her Majesty visits Northern Ireland her official residence is Hillsborough in Co Down. It is quite small but very beautiful.
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I hope its cheerier inside, it looks almost sinister in this photo

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Old 05-18-2009, 02:43 PM
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Does she own it herself or is it a Government thing???
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:14 PM
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It's owned by the government.

Northern Ireland Office // About the NIO / Virtual Tour

...Hillsborough Castle remained the seat of the Marquis of Downshire until 1922 when the sixth Marquis sold the estate to the British Government.
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Originally Posted by ada View Post
I hope its cheerier inside, it looks almost sinister in this photo

You must check out the link provided above! The interior is quite charming and very bright. It looks extremely comfortable without being staid or boring but not so polished that you think you are in a museum. Beautiful interiors and furnishings make it a stylish residence for the Monarch when she is in Northern Ireland.
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Hillsborough Castle used to be the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland.

As it happens, the man who was House Manager of Hillsborough for 25 years, retired in December 2009. His first major event was the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement by Margaret Thatcher and Garret Fitzgerald in November 1985.
House Manager of Hillsborough Castle retires after 25 years - Lisburn Today

The Garden Festival is held there in May.
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Recently, Hillsborough Castle has been in the news a great deal, while the government crisis between the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein was being resolved.

This link shows a debate over policing in Northern Ireland.
Outcome of the Agreement at...: 9 Feb 2010: Northern Ireland Assembly debates (

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