Scrabo Country Park is centred at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards. The paths through the fine beech woodlands at Killynether Wood and around the disused quarries provide ample opportunities for quiet countryside enjoyment. Please note that disabled access is extremely limited.
The quarries are surrounded by disturbed ground which nature is colonizing with thorns and scrub. A walk through the hazel wood will reveal other wild flowers and a wide range of bird life can be observed in the park.
At the top of Scrabo Hill is Scrabo Tower. The tower, which was built in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, is one of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks.
Located at the car park
The Scrabo Country Park is open and is accessible all year round.
The tower is currently closed for repairs as a result of severe water ingress.
Country Park signposted from Newtownards town centre.
hi in the recent storms i lost my shed roof and lost some rosella birds they have been sighted up in the country park on sat 28 dec if they are caught please contact me
Can you confirm/update the info regarding Scrabo Tower?!? Is it currently open or completely closed for repairs??
Many thanks for your enquiry. We have contacted the Department of the Environment who are responsible for the site and they have informed us that unfortunately the tower is currently closed for repairs as a result of severe water ingress. However The Scrabo Country Park remains open and is accessible all year round.
+44 (0)28 9181 1491
203A Scrabo Road
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