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Scrabo Tower

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Address: 203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9181 1491

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If your lucky and get the weather the views are fantastic, its is a very steep climb but I do beleive they sometimes let vehicles up to the tower but i'm sure this would have to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your lucky and get the weather the views are fantastic, its is a very steep climb but I do beleive they sometimes let vehicles up to the tower but i'm sure this would have to be a special arrangement. There are lovely walks across from the tower in the car park leading into the wooded area and a fantastic... More 

Thank malcolm1959
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here and found out it was closed without explanation or date when it would be open again. Still was able to walk round it and admire the view from the top of the hill it's on. There are some lovely walks through the woods nearby so there at least something to do if it's closed. Not a totally... More 

Thank Steven L
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely building is perched on top of Scrabo hill overlooking Newtownards, the view when you reach it is lovely. It takes about 10minutes for an able bodied person to walk from carpark up to it

Thank brendanc277
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 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.

Thank Aliomagi
Redditch, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 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 

Thank sardine2005
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

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

Thank Brown1947
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 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 

1 Thank TangerineDreamer18
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 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!

Thank yannicetem
Ayr, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 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!

Thank Jessica-Alex-Lynn
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 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.

Thank Lois A

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