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Hillsborough Fort
The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG Driving directions
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Apr-Sep: Tue-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 2pm-7pm; Oct-Mar: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm

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The construction (1630-1650) of the fort of Hillsborough, a fortified quadrilateral spread over a hectare, was built in the early 17C by Colonel Arthur Hill. The fortifications were intended to control the road between Belfast and Country Down. Later, in the Georgian era, the guards' lodgings were turned into a country home for the Hill family. The rampart walk overlooks Hillsborough Forest, a pleasant park and lake and a picnic area.

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    MICHELIN 2021
    332 m - 16 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AB
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    MICHELIN 2021
    406 m - 48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AB
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