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 a 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.