Enjoy incredible views from the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards

Scrabo Tower summer opening hours will begin on Thursday 3rd May! The tower will be open Thursdays-Sundays until September from 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Additional opening on bank Holidays: Monday 7 and 28 May.

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.

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.

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.


The contact details for Scrabo Tower are; 028 9082 3207 and scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk 

The contact details for Scrabo Country Park are; 028918 11491 and nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk.

Opening Times

  • Tower Opening Times: Thursdays-Sundays until September from 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
  • Tower open on bank Holidays: Monday 7 and 28 May.
  • Access to the site and country park is available all year


  • Adult (full price) £3.00
  • Children (Aged 5-16) £2.00
  • Children (up to 4 years old) Free
  • Concession (OAP, Unemployed, Student) £2.00
  • Group (of 10 people or more) £2.00 per person
  • Family £10.00; May include a combination of adults and children as follows: 1 adult, 4 children; 2 adults, 3 children; 3 adults, 2 children

Contact Details

  • Address Scrabo Tower and Country Park 203A Scrabo Road Newtownards Down BT23 4SJ
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