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Scrabo Tower , Newtonards , Northern Ireland
UK

Scrabo Tower is a well known and easily spotted landmark found at the head of Strangford Lough overlooking the old market town of Newtonards .

The turret is built 540ft above sea level and the tower itself stands at 125ft high . The walls are over a metre in thickness and built from the stone from Scrabo Hill on which it stands .

It was erected in memory of the third Marquis of Londonderry in 1857 and is now a popular tourist attraction with stunning views of the Mourne Mountains , Belfast and even as far as the coast of Scotland

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Uploaded: 28/09/2010
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Tags: uk; northern ireland; newtonards; tower; landmark; tourists
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