Scrabo Tower, Newtownards

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  • Scrabo Tower (the actual tower itself) is open to the public on specific days. Consult website for opening times. We as a family went on Sunday. We were charged £14 to get into the tower. I remember w...  more »
  • Walked up to the tower but unfortunately the gate was locked. Nice walk there and keeps you fit. Still worth a visit with lovely sights.  more »
  • Bit of a steep climb to top but very do-able. Spectacular views to the Mourne mountains and all across the Ards Peninsula. Super windy up there so worth bringing extra layers. Kids found some broken g...  more »
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  • Unbelievable view from the tower, we were lucky enough to benefit from the pilot scheme opening the tower through the National Trust. Fascinating building and a great local landmark.
  • Loved it here....steep hill to climb...its common to see people running up and down this ( hat tip to them!!). The views are stunning - really amazing. Loads of airplanes can be seen on certain days due to the local airfield...a nice run around for the kids. Loads of dog walkers and a place for picnics. There is a forest park opposite - which is great..leads to a lake...it can be a more challenging walk....so if your fit...do it. Toilets on site are great also!! phew :-) The tower can be seen from miles...so a must see.
  • I am angry and disgusted - I have been up to Scrabo tower 5 times over the last couple of years, every time it has been locked up. A Local Newspaper said recently that finally it was OPEN !!!!! Yippee !!! Today AGAIN I trudged up with my 2 grandsons 9 &11yrs - what did I find AGAIN a locked door with NO Information, apologies, schedule, or explanations!!!!!!!!! AND I was not the only one !! In the Hour we were there over 40 disappointed people turned up to try the door. I felt very angry for one particular visitor who struggled up all the way on 2 crutches If I had an axe with me I would have opened the door !!! WHY is this great Tourist attraction still closed - we are willing to pay an entrance fee. Somebody needs to get off their backside and get this open I'm sick hearing from politicians about "pull your Belt in" to save ££££ while Government waste is obscene. Here is something which can bring in £££ but Newtownards Council - or is it National trust ???? can't be bothered to open the Door - Disgusted !!!! Eric
  • i went up the tower with my mum and dad, spoiler alert! (122 steps!) if you count 122 steps you get a certificate. well i did since im a kid but anyway it was good but very high but that isnt a bad thing! :)
  • Stunning views from this tower. Picnic tables and toilets at car park. Check opening times for the tower

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