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Severndroog Castle

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Five course meal for Valentine's Day

My other half and I went to Severndroog castle for a romantic meal for Valentine's Day. The meal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Little gem of a find

Came here with friends after a recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. The kids loved walking in... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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18th century gothic tower built by a heartbroken widow, high on a hill, in an ancient bluebell wood. Open Thurs, Fri and Sun, see below for times. The top of the castle is 151 meters (496 feet) above sea level It is one of south-east London's...more
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Shooters Hill Road | Castle Wood, London SE18 3RT, England
+44 800 689 1796
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 28 October 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 26 October 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 18 October 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 7 October 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
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Reviewed 23 September 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
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Reviewed 4 September 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 6 September 2018

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

Reviewed 6 July 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
2  Thank Julestsmile
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This place is a little difficult to find, but once you do it is simply stunning. The people who work there are well-versed in its history and even a bit of gossip about the folly. The coffee shop on the ground floor is nice and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic building in the middle of the woods, if you want history, views, food and walks. This is the ideal combination. The area is lucky that this has been saved from crumbling away and the use of cafe, viewing platform and charity events has saved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Michelle M
3 September 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
1 July 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.
1 July 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