Scrabo Tower stands on a hill, west of the town of Newtownards, in County Down, in Northern Ireland.
Although Scrabo Tower may look medieval, it certainly is not. It was not even built for defense. It was built 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. It was built to designs attributed to Charles Lanyon and W.H. Lynn. The turreted tower is 38 meters high.
The tower used to be open to visitors. But after it had suffered severe water damage in 2014 it now only opens on certain days.
Scrabo Tower stands in Scrabo Country park overlooking the Strangford Lough. A nice tower, too bad it was closed when I came by, I would have liked to view its interior.