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A stunning view of beautiful Co Down

This is a view that once seen will never go out of your mind. Following the road up to Scrabo golf... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Strolling uphill

Pleasant but steep stroll up to the Tower. Views amazing over County Down. Excellent photo... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9181 1491
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All reviews car park steep walk walking difficulties country park golf course golf club great viewpoint nice walk ards peninsula admire the view open to the public climb the stairs beautiful sunny day tarmac path worth the effort wooded area short film
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a view that once seen will never go out of your mind. Following the road up to Scrabo golf club reaching the top of the hill there is a car park on the left hand side of the road. Park, then cross the...More

Thank barley8w
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant but steep stroll up to the Tower. Views amazing over County Down. Excellent photo opportunities. Well recommended

1  Thank Mooreso007
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Scrabo tower itself cost £10 for a family to walk up the 122 steps to the top. (I suppose it helps pay to maintain it) If you want value for money, best to go on a good clear day!

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Took my nephew who loves knights amd castles to Scrabo Tower. To only have him walk the hill up to find it was closed. No signage at the bottom of the hill or online about closure and rude staff at the tower who just said...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Superb views of Strangford Lough and Newtownards, with Belfast in the opposite direction. Its quite a steep walk so make sure your fit. Wirth the effert when you get there.. the views are Stunning

Thank bgb808
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Have visited this tower since I was a child and never fails to delight me. Great views over Strangford lough, Islandhill and Ards. Great place for pictures and the tower is open a few days a week. Path from Strabo country park to tower is...More

Thank 22daisy12
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Tower recently with our grandson. Steep path from the car park but worth the effort for the view over Strangford Lough and Scarborough Golf Club.. Only opens Thur to Sun to go inside the Tower.

Thank Tom-BFT
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Definitely something you need to visit, especially for photographers! It's a great place to get a lot of AMAZING landscape photos.

Thank tyson2218
Reviewed July 21, 2018

My 2 children and I had a great time and experience and would recommend to everyone,we also enjoyed our chat with the Guide Gemma who was able to answer our questions and give us plenty more info too.An interesting Tower with history and amazing views

1  Thank FamigliaGreer
Reviewed July 17, 2018

went up here with my son who lives locally, amazing views 360degrees, parked at the golf course and walked up

Thank Ricky P
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November 9, 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
October 3, 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
August 27, 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