Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland is set to undergo a major development project, improving the experience for day visitors and event guests.

Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces assumed responsibility for Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland in April 2014 and is undertaking a major transformation of the site, including the creation of new visitor facilities and a dedicated Clore Learning Centre.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

As part of the project, the Castle will be made more accessible, enabling the venue to become a leading visitor destination and a place for reflection and learning about centuries of history. The investment programme will also see the re-presentation of the Throne Room, Drawing Room and Staircase Hall to provide newly-conserved spaces for functions and events.

“We are excited to see our major project at Hillsborough Castle take shape over the next few years,” said Debbie McCamphill, visitor and events manager at Hillsborough Castle. “Enabling works are already underway in both the castle and gardens with the major project building works due to be completed in 2019. In the interim, the Castle is open for private hire with weddings, conferences and events continuing to take place within the fantastic historic setting of Hillsborough Castle.”