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Hillsborough Fort
The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG Route Planner
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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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  • From €94
    Arthur Street Guest Cottage No16
    Exceptional 9.7
    252 m - 16 Arthur Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AP
  • From €94
    Arthur Street Guest Cottage (Sister cottage number 3)
    Exceptional 9.7
    253 m - 3 Arthur Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AP
  • From €117
    Bay Tree Cottage
    Exceptional 9.9
    3.17 km - 51A Edentrillick Road, Hillsborough BT26 6PG

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