Scrabo Tower now closed to the public

Scrabo Tower, one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, has been closed to the public.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency NIEA said the tower, near Newtownards, County Down, would be closed for the “foreseeable future”.A spokesperson said water had damaged the tower’s electrical supply and lighting.

The tower was built in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, third Marquess of Londonderry.The tower is a popular tourist attraction, with visitors able to climb 122 steps to its summit.

However, the NIEA said they have been forced to close the tower due to repeated water damage to the electrical system.

via BBC News – Scrabo Tower: County Down monument closed to the public.

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