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Scrabo Tower
James McEvoy photo - Celandine at Scrabo Country Park
Scrabo Tower and Country Park

At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is Scrabo Tower. The tower, built in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquis of Londonderry, is one of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks and the views from the top are spectacular. The tower is built on the site of an early hillfort.

Scrabo Country Park is situated at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards and boasts incredible views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding countryside. Paths meander through the fine beech woodlands of Killynether Wood and around the disused quarries allowing visitors many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and peaceful countryside.

Universal Pictures filmed several scenes of the Dracula Untold film at Scrabo Country Park & Killynether Wood. This was one of many of the locations used for filming across Northern Ireland.

Opening times

Monday - Thursday

Grounds open

Tower open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 - 16:00

Price list

Adult £3.00

Children £2.00

Concession (including Senior Citizen and Student) £2.00

Family (up to 5 members including three adults) £10.00


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Scrabo Tower

203A Scrabo Road
County Down
BT23 4SJ
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T: (028) 9082 3207
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