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Scrabo Tower

203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9181 1491
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You cannot visit Co. Down without visiting Scrabo. The tower is open (to climb to the top via the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scrabo is a Beautiful Landmark that allows you to see the whole of Ards and as far as Black... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“steep walk” (11 reviews)
“car park” (33 reviews)
203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9181 1491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Scrabo tower sits on the top of the hill overlooking the town of newtownards. At the back of scrabo is a golf course and club. Also Killynether forest park is situated on the foothills of scrabo tower too. The tower is open in the summer...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Scrabo Tower was built in 1857 and was closed over the last few years but opened in August.The opening hours are Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.The car park is below the golf course and you have to walk up a quite steep hill to...More

Thank Wanderers3
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Scrap hill is well worth the climb. The views are lovely. If the tower is open climb the stairs for even better views. Look down Strangford lough or walk the golfers close by. Walk to killyneither forest or through the quarries on the many walks...More

Thank cassie1298
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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
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