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Scrabo Tower

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Address: 203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
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Went here with my 7 year old son. He absolutely loves the walk up to the Tower. Very steep so won't suit people with walking difficulties and quite windy at the top so definitely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aliomagi
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my 7 year old son. He absolutely loves the walk up to the Tower. Very steep so won't suit people with walking difficulties and quite windy at the top so definitely blows out the cobwebs. The trail is always clean and plenty of benches to take a rest if needed.

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Thank Aliomagi
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is one of my favourite place!!! Great little walk around the tower and up to the top of the tower! Fantastic views to Belfast (you can see Samson and Goliath on a clear day) and over Strangford Lough and to the Mournes on the other side! Also recommend a walk in Killynether Woods on the other side. Fabulous wee... More 

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Thank sardine2005
Dundonald
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth the hike to the top for the views down Strangford Lough and as far away across the Irish Sea to Scotland

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Thank Brown1947
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I love Scrabo Tower and I'm not just saying that because I'm from Newtownards. It's a fascinating Tower with a lot of interesting exhibits. The walk up to it is great too, and in and of itself worth taking some time to enjoy. Only issue is sometimes the Tower isn't open, so make sure to check in the car park... More 

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Thank TangerineDreamer18
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The landscape is stunning. Nice little walk. I wouldn't say that it's the most exciting place to visit, but the place is certainly beautiful!

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Thank yannicetem
Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

If you are able to get up here on a good day make sure you bring a camera! The view is absolutely amazing! The tower is a beacon to those who live in Newtownards! Whenever you see the tower, you will know that you are. Early home!

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Thank Jessica-Alex-Lynn
Belfast
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Scrabo Tower is a hard to miss local landmark. It is well worth driving up to the carpark and walking on up to the tower. When the tower is open it is an interesting walk to the top with some rooms open to explain it's history. Fantastic view over the Lough.

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Thank Lois A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great views and enjoyable short walk from nearby car park. The tower only opens a few days each week. If it is open it is well worth the walk up the stairs to the outside viewing gallery.

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Thank Alan M
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very steep hill to reach the top. Carpark nearby and toilets. Wouldn't suit very young children. View from the top is excellent and well worth visiting.

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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

No princess has ever walked the winding staircase of Scrabo tower but it's sheer size and shape provide the imagination with exactly that picture.... that of a fairytale castle where a princess once lived. I have lived in Newtownards all my days and love Scrabo tower. It is the landmark by which Newtownards is known. It is set amongst beautiful... More 

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