Welcome to the Scrabo Tower web portal

Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland.

The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars.

This web site was created to provide a historical record of one of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks and to serve as a web directory of Northern Ireland web sites.

Scrabo Tower - Guardian of the North Down coast

The undulating maritime landscape of North Down has been watched over for more than a century by the Londonderry Monument, commonly known as Scrabo Tower. The tower, which is visible from many miles away, is a marked replica of some of the Scottish watch-towers, which were built along the border that played a part in the forays of long ago. Read more

The "official" Scrabo Tower web site

For details on visiting Scrabo Tower, please go to the Environment and Heritage Service Education web site.

Media Clips

Virtual Visit - Scrabo Tower - Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland

Britain's Best Breaks on YouTube: Belfast: Scrabo Tower