Scrabo Tower, Newtownards

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  • At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is Scrabo Tower. The tower, which was built in 1857, is one of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks and the view...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. Wonderful views back to Belfast, Strandford lough and the Mourne Mountains.  more »
  • Folk that live or grow up in Newtonards always have fond memories of Scrabo Tower. We can here often when we visited my aunts and uncles who lived close by. The views from the tower are breathtaking. ...  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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