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 at all times

Tower:

2014:

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

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