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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

Scrabo Tower is open 03 May 2019 to 15 September 2019 from 12:00 to 17:30 (last entry 17:00) every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Grounds open daily.

Price list

Prices for Tower:

Adult : £3.50

Children (5-16) : £2.50

Children (under 5): Free

Concession (OAPs, unemployed, student): £2.50

Family: £12.00

(this may include a combination of 1 adult 4 children; 2 adults 3 children)

Group of 10 + : £2.50 per person.


  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
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Attraction / Heritage/History

Scrabo Tower

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