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Scrabo Tower, Newtownards

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Scrabo Tower is a 135 feet (41 m) high 19th-century lookout tower or folly that stands on Scrabo Hill near Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland. It provides wide views and is a landmark that can be seen from afar. It was built as a memorial to Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry and was originally known as the Londonderry Monument. Its architectural style is Scottish Baronial Revival.

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  • With the Covid Lockdown finally easing me and a few friends decided to take a trip down to the Strangford Loughside town of Newtownards to try and tackle the hills of Scrabo Country Park. This little....  more »
  • Scrabo hill provides the most fantastic views over Newtownards, Comber, Strangford Lough, and even back towards East Belfast and the H&W cranes. It's unfortunate that the tower itself is not open...  more »
  • Lovely views of the surrounding area. You can see all the way over to the cranes in Belfast on a good day. Sometimes you can go inside the tower itself and learn a bit about the history. Did you know it's built on a volcano? 🌋
  • Tower is reopened so can walk to the top and enjoy the views. There is a car park and it's a lovely walk to the Tower. It is steep..
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