Scrabo Tower and Country Park

Walking Route
Scrabo Country Park is centred at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards and boasts incredible views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of paths through the fine beech woodlands and around the disused quarries allowing visitors many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and peaceful countryside.

At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is Scrabo Tower. The tower, which was built in 1857, is one of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks and the views from the top are spectacular. Inside the tower you can see an exhibition and short video detailing its history.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

Country Park:
2014/15
Open access

Tower:
*** THE TOWER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES***

2014:
13:00pm-17:00pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (1st Apr to 31 May 2014)

10:00am-17:00pm daily (1st Jun to 15th Sep 2014)

12noon-16:00pm Sat and Sun (16th Sep to 31st Oct 2014)

12noon-16:00pm Sun only (1st Nov 2014 to 28 Feb 2015)

12noon-16:00pm Sat and Sun (1st Mar to 31st Mar 2015)

Prices:

Free

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Country Park signposted from Newtownards town centre.
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Contact Details

203A Scrabo Road
Newtownards
Down
BT23 4SJ

Website:
www.doeni.gov.uk/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9181 1491