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 websites.

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

Other Scrabo Tower Websites

The Department of Communities for Northern Ireland

Scrabo Tower at Discover Northern Ireland

YouTube Videos

Snow Drone Flight Around Scrabo Tower - Newtownards | Northern Ireland (Dec 2017)

A Tour Of Scrabo Tower (Jun 2018)

Scrabo Tower Newtownards Co. Down DJI Mavic Air #10 (Jun 2018)

Britain's Best Breaks on YouTube: Belfast: Scrabo Tower (Jun 2007)