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Scrabo Hill 160m,
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Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

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Scrabo Hill Hill Screabach A name in Irish
Ir. Screabach [PNNI 2], ‘thinly covered or stony ground’ Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 160m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15,21 Grid Reference: J47756 72621
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: PPruzina, Hoverla, trostanite, moggy40, liz50, FatPete, David-Guenot, ei7kh, Fergalh, seamaspeineas, eamonoc, NICKY, dr_banuska, doopa, MichaelG55
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Longitude: -5.715574, Latitude: 54.580252 , Easting: 347756, Northing: 372621 Prominence: 97m,  Isolation: 4.6km
ITM: 747672 872616,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ScrbHl, 10 char: Scrabo Hil
Bedrock type: Sandstone, ()

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 1449th highest place in Ireland.

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Towering views over north Down and beyond .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Scrabo Hill)
 
Hill with a tower on top
by Wilderness  3 Sep 2018
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower which sits on top of the hill is 40 meters high which will bring you up to 200 meters above sea level. The tower can be accessed and climbed during the spring and summer months from Thursday to Sunday. Entry into the tower was always free of charge but unfortunately that has now changed.

The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475723 A ; you do not have very much walking to do from here to the top.
If you want a longer walk , you can start at the Killynether forest car park which is lower down on the southwest side of the hill at: J473719 B. The north and south quarries are also worth visiting ; especially the south quarry! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1489/comment/19898/
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