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Scrabo Tower

203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9181 1491
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Historic Tower on the outskirts of Newtownards

At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is Scrabo... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Thomas M
Best views for miles around

This is a great place to visit. Wonderful views back to Belfast, Strandford lough and the Mourne... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
SirromTim
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“car park” (33 reviews)
“steep walk” (11 reviews)
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203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9181 1491
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"car park"
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"steep walk"
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"walking difficulties"
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"country park"
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"local landmark"
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"golf course"
in 10 reviews
"great viewpoint"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 7 reviews
"golf club"
in 7 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"land mark"
in 3 reviews
"ards peninsula"
in 7 reviews
"admire the view"
in 2 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 3 reviews
"opening times"
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"mourne mountains"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

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 views from the top are spectacular. Inside the tower you...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a great place to visit. Wonderful views back to Belfast, Strandford lough and the Mourne Mountains.

Thank SirromTim
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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. Dodn't go in on this trip (closed), just...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

When you get to the top of the road, you have a short walk up a path to get to the tower. On arrival you will get miles of views over some of the most beautiful countryside in northern Ireland, Its a nice place to...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing walk on a nice crisp day. it fairy makes your muscles work too. Lovely walk to the tower and great views but not much of a walk few minutes takes you up and down but the forest you would get lost very easy and...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

It was closed for winter months. Still the view is wonderful. It’s not suitable for elderly. Wrap up carefully as the wind cut your face.

Thank HSBelfast69
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

As others have mentioned it’s a short walk from the car park to the tower but it’s certainly a challenge! The view from the summit is well worth effort and, on a breezy day, you will certainly have the cobwebs blown away

Thank Martinw034
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Great place for a breath taking views tired all of us out also came for walk in the winter when the snow was here brilliant veiws with everything being white

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Clearly stands out as you approach the town. Its about 500 feet above sea level and the tower itself is over 100 feet high. A great spot to take photos with its views over the town, the airfield and the sea.

Thank rftu
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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

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aggies123
9 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
27 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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