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Severndroog Castle

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Amazing secret gem

This castle folly in South east London is simply breathtaking with some incredible views across 7... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Just lovely!

We’d been told about this place and wanted to discover it for ourselves. It’s very hard to believe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Viewing platform open Sundays 10:30-16:30. Tearoom open Thursday-Sunday, 10:00-17:00. This 18th century Gothic tower, with 360° views of London, was built in ancient woodland by Lady Ann James in memory of her husband, Commodore Sir William James of...more
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Shooters Hill Road | Castle Wood, London SE18 3RT, England
+44 800 689 1796
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle folly in South east London is simply breathtaking with some incredible views across 7 counties and architecturally dreamy. Cannot believe I didn't know about it before. Great food drink and snacks, staff wonderful. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been told about this place and wanted to discover it for ourselves. It’s very hard to believe that sitting outside the castle and listening to nothing other than the parakeets that we are in London. We had our coffee and shortbread sitting on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SeverndroogCastle, Public Relations Manager at Severndroog Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would love to have you back to enjoy the full experience! Our Viewing Platform is open every Sunday from 10:30 to 16:30 during Spring and Summer. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

My other half and I went to Severndroog castle for a romantic meal for Valentine's Day. The meal consisted of five courses, all paired with a suitable wine, put on by Terrace Catering. The whole evening was lovely. We started by going to the viewing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends after a recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. The kids loved walking in the woods and climbing on all the old tree trunks that have fallen. The view from the castle tower was incredible and so much history behind it unbelievable. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

We first passed this whilst doing the capital ring and today we returned to visit the tower. it was an easier climb than expected and the views were breathtaking. The guides are amazing and very knowledgeable. The price at £3 is very reasonable and children...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I come here regularly with my dog, it's s lovely place to walk, with parking and extensive ancient woodlands. You can visit the tower (amazing views from the top) and stop off at the cafe for a cup of tea and some v nice cake....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Having lived in South London all my life l was astonished to discover this little gem. This building has been beautifully restored and has the amount amazing 360 degree views. in the distance we were able to pick out Windsor Castle!. Well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frances H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Severndroog Castle is situated in Oxleas Woods and if you visit its best to park at Oxleas Cafe and walk through the woods. Don't think this is a massive castle it's not it's more of a monument. The view from the top is amazing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank chrissT8030TW
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

So the last time I went up Sevendroog castle was in the early 90’s when it was literally an absolute wreck. How wonderful that I have finally managed to return when it had been so beautifully restored. Not only is the building itself stunning, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SeverndroogCastle, Manager at Severndroog Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your lovely review!

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Woodlands and open areas . A beautiful folly , a great little cafe and amazing views of London and the surrounding counties

Date of experience: July 2018
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Michelle M
September 3, 2017|
Response from theresa440 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I saw an event advertised in the local Mercury paper and went straight to Severndroogs website but it was fully booked. I am going to regularly check their website in future
July 1, 2017|
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Response from janegardner | Reviewed this property |
The castle has its own free car park down a signposted lane next to christchurch school. Entry to the castle is £3 or £2.50 for concessions. But very sorry there is no lift as it is a small 250 yr old building.
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Dave C | Property representative |
Sorry for the long delay. Severndroog Castle is located at Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT. By road A 20 minute drive from the M25. Leave at junction two signposted for central London and Lewisham and join... More