IT MAY not be common knowledge, but The Queen owns a £24million Irish home near Belfast – where she’s only stayed 25 times in 69 years.
The stunning Hillsborough Castle has been in the royal family since 1922.
It’s definitely one of the lesser known royal properties, but despite this the castle makes up one of the Queen‘s six residencies. It is also the Queen’s only official residence for Northern Ireland.
The castle is technically a Georgian country house sitting in the village of Hillsborough in County Down, just a 20 minute drive from the Northern Irish capital Belfast.
Stretching a whopping 100 acres, the property has plenty of outdoor space too and even has its own Instagram account.
It boasts exquisite decor and royal artefacts lining the walls and hallways, even featuring a State Dining Room – which can seat up to 40 people.
The throne room is the most impressive of all, and presents some incredible chandeliers. The throne room is where Her Majesty hosted a ball in 1953, celebrating the Queen’s coronation.
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