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!


There are lots of little nooks and passageways too…


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


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?


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