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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, 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.

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 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 new 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

Grounds open daily.

Starting on Thursday 3rd May 2018 until Sunday 9th September 2018, Scrabo Tower will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 (last entry 15:30)

Additional opening on bank Holidays: Monday 7th & 28th May

Price list

Adult (full price) £3.00

Children (Aged 5-16) £2.00

Children (up to 4 years old) Free

Concession (OAP, Unemployed, Student) £2.00

Family £10.00

(Up to five people, including up to three adults)

May include a combination of adults and children as follows:

1 adult, 4 children

2 adults, 3 children

3 adults, 2 children

Group (of 10 people or more) £2.00 per person


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Scrabo Tower

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