The tower is very strategically located guarding the entrance to Strangford Lough and faces south east above the shore line observing all who attempt to enter its waters. It is rectangular on plan with two projecting square fortifications to the front. These rise to stepped Irish battlements at roof level and are joined by an arch at the top floor.
It all makes for a dramatic and picturesque monument, now in State Care, which is enhanced by a brightly painted vernacular farmhouse to one side. It is a great place to visit.