County Down (named after its county town, Downpatrick)is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the south-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,448 km², with a population of about 492,840. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, lying within the province of Ulster.
Scrabo Tower, N.Ireland. One of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks built in 1857. Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, built on a volcanic plug above the town as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars. #photography #landscapes #northernireland #ireland #scrabotower #spotthespirit