Hillsborough, Co.Down

Hillsborough is one of the trendy, affluent areas of Northern Ireland.  Situated on the A1 between Dromore and Lisburn, Hillsborough boasts a fine park with a lake, historic buildings, a fort, and even a Royal Residence (Hillsborough Castle).

I visited the town for a ‘walk with a camera’ one morning recently, when the sun was shining and it was around 24 degress celsius.  Here’s a few of the images…

Hillsborough Main Street.

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Hillsborough is, – to say the least – HILLY!

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There are lots of little nooks and passageways too…

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One of the most photographed churches in the country, is St Malachy’s Church (Anglican) in the centre of the town…

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Outside its church gates are two old sexton houses, and across the road the War Memorial, and some very nice shops.

At the top of Main Street a passageway leads to the old Hillsborough Fort.

 

And the street life?

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Yes – it seems this woman has just bought a birdcage!