Things To Do in Hillsborough
Hillsborough is considered a go-to town for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, shoppers and diners. It is a haven for writers, artists, and musicians, and a place associated with an abundance of significant events and people from American History. Situated just a short drive from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Duke University campuses, Hillsborough is a small-town escape from the faster rhythms of the city.
Hillsborough was listed as one of the 20 Best Small Towns in the Americas You’ve Never Heard Of (But Should) by the travel bloggers Alison Cornford-Matheson and her husband Andrew Matheson, and Ayr Mount was listed as the first spot to check-out! A house tour of Ayr Mount, alongside a stroll on the Poet’s Walk or a picnic on the grounds, makes for the perfect beginning, middle or end to a day in Hillsborough.
Below are suggestions regarding things to do and see in Hillsborough—only a selection of the many wonderful sites and establishments to visit during your stay.
Wrightsville Beach Magazine, May 2014
“The Sweet Life: 36 Hours in Hillsborough”