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Scrabo HillHillScreabach A name in IrishIr. Screabach [PNNI 2], ‘thinly covered or stony ground’DownCounty in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Sandstone Bedrock
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Scrabo Hill offers magnificent views of North Down, including Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. It was long considered a fairy hill with its own fairy guardian named Mac an Eantoin. Scrabo Tower, designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, was built on the summit of the hill as a memorial to the third Marquis of Londonderry. With its turrets, it is prominent in views around Belfast and North Down. A hill-fort is situated on the top of this prominent hill and traces of a number of hut-groups can be seen below the summit (Archaeological Survey of County Down 147, 179). The quarries at Scrabo are amongst the most important in Ulster and are of considerable antiquity since Grey Abbey was built with Scrabo sandstone in the late 12th century. The Natural Stone Database (www.stonedatabase.com) lists no less than 109 historic buildings built with Scrabo sandstone, including Belfast Castle, Belfast Royal Academy and the Albert Clock.
Scrabo Hill is the 1456th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1489/