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Scrabo Tower

203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9181 1491
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My best photo ever?

This site, hard by sunset, is a photographer’s delight. Lines, colours, horizon, subject matter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RCPO
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Vancouver, Canada
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Fantastic views from Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower is a poignant landmark located at the northern end of Strangford Lough. From... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average7%
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203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site, hard by sunset, is a photographer’s delight. Lines, colours, horizon, subject matter, rule of 3’s, on and on. A good clamber upward warns your spirit and provides context for the importance of this tower. And the views of the slough & general aviation...More

Thank RCPO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scrabo Tower is a poignant landmark located at the northern end of Strangford Lough. From Newtownards town it's a few miles walk (uphill), alternatively there's plenty of parking so travelling by car is an option. The main attraction is the tower, for a small entrance...More

Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning views on a clear day and a peaceful place to clear your head. It has a steep climb to the top - that's good to work off a Sunday dinner. If you sit at the right spot then you can watch the planes taking...More

Thank GeekFamilyTraveller
Reviewed 4 October 2017

You cannot visit Co. Down without visiting Scrabo. The tower is open (to climb to the top via the internal staircase) in summer but closes in mid-September through to about May. Even when it is closed, it is worth the trek up the path (from...More

Thank Sydneytown
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Scrabo is a Beautiful Landmark that allows you to see the whole of Ards and as far as Black mountain. there has been a lot of improvements and work carried out at the site which means that the tower isn't open regularly. I was privileged...More

Thank Lisam1577
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Scarborough tower is well worth seeing it has wonderfully views of the local area and from the top the views are wonderfull especially Strangford loch , you should check what dates and times es it is open at the is car parking and a nice...More

Thank MarianBloomer
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited Scrabo Country Park and left car at the Killynether Road Car Park. Almost all uphill from there to Scrabo Tower through the woods and up the path, past the Toilets at the Scrabo Road Car Park, to the Tower. The climb is above gentle...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A superb and awe-inspiring panorama stretches out from this hilltop viewing point of the Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough on a cloudless and crisp early Autumn afternoon.A reward for the effort of making it up to the top.

Thank William David F
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My two daughters and I conquered Scrabo Tower in the wind and rain. Worth it as the views of Strangford Lough are fantastic from the top and we’ve built up a fabulous appetite!!

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 16 September 2017

You can see this 'beacon' when leaving Bangor and traveling the Arts Peninsula. It's a memorial to one of the family members of Mount Stewart. Very impressive.

Thank NHjo
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aggies123
10 November 2017|
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Response from Allison M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a path The Ulster Way takes you right by the quary park you car in the shopping centre KFC entrance head out the entrance you cane in turn left to the small roundabout take a right on the left 200 yards is a... More
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shaneinchelt
3 October 2017|
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Response from Alison F | Reviewed this property |
Yes u can there is a path up to the top and u can go into scrabo tower if it is open
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SCL-9
28 August 2016|
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Response from Pauline J | Reviewed this property |
U can take a pram, though it's quite steep up to the tower and ground is a little rough, hope this helps
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