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7. Scrabo Tower and Country Park

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Scrabo Tower and Country Park

Walk up the 122 steps of Scrabo Tower and take in magnificent views across Strangford Lough. Scrabo Country Park is centred upon the tower built on the summit of Scrabo Hill. It includes the woodlands of Killynether, the disused quarries where Scrabo stone was once quarried, a pond and a prehistoric hill fort with adjacent enclosures and hut-circles.

A ten-minute audio-visual show, 'Ebb and Flow' has been installed in a display on the upper floor of Scrabo tower and tells the story of Strangford Lough and its wildlife.

Built in 1857 as a memorial to the third Marquess of Londonderry, in recognition of his efforts for his tenants during the great famine, the tower is built of black volcanic rock on top of a long extinct volcanic hill.

Scrabo Tower and Country Park Address:
Scrabo Country Park
203A Scrabo Road
Newtownards
BT23 4SJ
Northern Ireland, UK

Scrabo Tower and Country Park Opening Times:
The park is open all year round at all times. Scrabo Tower is open from 30th March to 25th September, Saturday to Thursday 10.30 am to 6.00 pm, Fridays closed.

Scrabo Tower and Country Park Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)28 91811491

F  +44 (0)28 9182 0695

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