Here are some views from up top of Scrabo Hill. This area overlooks the Strangford Lough and on clear days you can see Scotland and the Isle of Man. The word Scrabo is said to come from the Gaelic words for cow pasture. There is evidence of what used to be a Dominician monastic estate on the hill. The tower was made as a monument for a well known and respected Marquis in 1857.
After the tower was built, William McKay, a foreman at the quarry lived there with his wife and eight children! The tower stayed in their family for 100 years where they ran a very popular tea room. It is now a part of the Country Park for Northern Ireland.
There were many trails around the hill which gave us breathtaking views of the countryside.