My wife and and I took a little side journey to the Scrabo Tower on our return trip from Mount Stewart. The Scrabo Tower is an interesting monument that was built by the 4th Marquess of Londonderry to honour “Fighting Charlie,” the 3rd Marquess (his father). The tower can be seen from the lands on the opposite side of the Strangford Lough, and all around the family’s huge holdings nearby. The tower is 135 feet (41 m) tall and stands out even more being on the elevation of the Scrabo Hill. The monument is on the grounds of the Scrabo Country Park, and it is a long upwards drive to get to it. From the park there are some great views of the surrounding countryside and the lough. The tower itself is a bit of a walk (I have mobility issues) from the Country Park car park, but it is still a nice pitstop visit.
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