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Great view from the top on a clear day.

Not recommended for anyone with heart problems. It is a stiff climb from the car park to the base... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Newtownards, United Kingdom

Scrabo Tower itself is closed for the winter but the walks in Scrabo Country Park and Killynether... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Dundonald, Belfast.
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203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards BT23 4SJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Not recommended for anyone with heart problems. It is a stiff climb from the car park to the base of the tower. Then many steps to the top. But the view on a clear day is fantastic. Of greater interest to nature lovers are the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 525at
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Scrabo Tower itself is closed for the winter but the walks in Scrabo Country Park and Killynether Wood are lovely . You really could walk for hours , there are so many paths . Beautiful trees and stunning scenery .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

When it is open it is great views of the whole of County Down and apart of County Antrim I guess. Even if not open it is a great place to view from the foot of the tower obviously more spectacular 100foot odd up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank haimregit
Reviewed 4 November 2018

An iconic landmark I never get tired of looking at. Views and walks surrounding the tower are incredible and offer spectacular views over Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. Many a day spent struggling to the top and just sat and admired the view, breathed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 257nigelk
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank barley8w
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alison D
Reviewed 13 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bgb808
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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
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