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“Often overlooked” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Newtownards
Certificate of Excellence
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Often overlooked”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

More people should make the effort to travel up to the Tower. The views are amazing, all the way to Belfast on a good day and out over the Lough

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Impressive views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Always wanted to climb this tower and on a visit to the area managed to complete this with 10 minutes to spare. The tower itself closes at 5pm. After a 100 odd steps of a climb on a clear day the views are breathtaking. An audio visual room has an excellent story behind the tower. Pleasant staff at the reception area.

Visited August 2014
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Views fantastic a great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Go, take a picnic and enjoy the views and forest walks. Never disappoints can see for miles. Not sure if you can still climb the tower but even if not still worth the visit. Car parking good and if you want a treat visit the golf club for a meal best located restaurant in Ards.

Visited April 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drove up to the car park but still felt very unfit walking the last few yards. Climbed up the tower and the most amazing views ever, breathtaking and a must if you are in N.I.

Visited July 2014
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Top of the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Scrabo tower is the iconic emblem of Newtownards. Don't expect a high tech experience, it has an old fashioned charm in it's visitor centre, and it is informative and interesting. The views from the top of Scrabo hill are spectacular and worth the lung bursting walk. Really not suitable for those with poor or limited mobility, the walk to the tower is all uphill and the tower itself has many many many stairs.

Visited August 2013
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