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Address: | Castle Wood, London SE18 3RT, England
Phone Number:
448006891796
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Sun 12:30 - 16:30
Thu - Fri 12:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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18th century gothic tower built by a heartbroken widow, high on a hill, in...

18th century gothic tower built by a heartbroken widow, high on a hill, in an ancient bluebell wood. Open Thurs, Fri and Sun 12:30-16:30. The top of the castle is 151 meters (496 feet) above sea level It is one of south-east London's highest points and offers a stunning view across London and seven different counties. You can also tour the rest of the building and learn about its history. We also host recitals, concerts, weddings and parties.

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Fantastic views on a good day

If you want a great view of London and surrounding counties then worth a trip. Lovely woodland and small tower. 86 steps up. £3 for adults. All volunteers and preservation trust... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great view of London and surrounding counties then worth a trip. Lovely woodland and small tower. 86 steps up. £3 for adults. All volunteers and preservation trust run. Small cafe on site which we didn't try but the cakes looked good. Definitely need to return on a clear day - apparently if the weather is good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Some interesting history and great views from this hidden gem in SE London. Had walked past previously but glad I took time to visit properly and take in the views from the top. Worth a visit.

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Thank claire n
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I can see an lovely view of London every time I drive over Shooters Hill but this restored building gives an uncluttered view over the whole of London. It's staffed by cheery volunteers who add to the enjoyment, along with a great deal of information about the history of the building. The homely cafe at the bottom has a dangerous... More 

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Thank Twinklyjan
St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What a quaint little place, not knowing it was here I was going up through the nearby woods off shooters hill and in the middle of the woods with views over an ornimental garden and the woods is this folly, not a true castle with a lovely little tea room at the bottom, and a board with an explanation of... More 

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Thank oggy2210
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Neither a " folly " nor a " castle " ,Severndroog is more accurately a " Belvedere " ,with simply stunning London views from the top to rival anywhere else in London . AJubilee line to North Greenwich then a 468 bus ( stop B ) from the station to the Memorial Hospital ( stop SE). ,then a ten minute... More 

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Thank Peter H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Came across Severndroog as part of the Capital Ring's first stage from Woolwich - what a delight, with much credit to all those that saved this unique building from developers and the cheery staff in the castle and the excellent cafe where there is good coffee and hot baguettes to resuscitate a tired walker on a cold autumn day -... More 

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Canvey Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'm basing my review on the whole experience, castle and surrounding park but the castle itself is absolutely worth a visit, starting with the cheerily cheap admission price of only £2.50 it's an easy climb to the middle floor where children can play with toys and adults can read the interesting info boards on the castle history. Worth a special... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This castle(folly) is situated on one of London's highest points, offers excellent views over the city.Surrounded by beautiful woodland,with a pleasant café at the base.I have been up to the viewing platform of the shard,which was good but this is better,not least because your not looking down on the mass of railway tracks around London bridge and Waterloo stations.Enjoy.

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Thank maytree876
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Severndroog Castle is a late 18th century tower which is not really a castle but is a unique historic building set in one of the most ancient woodlands in the UK. The main attraction is the view from the observation platform on the roof. You can see seven counties and the whole of London. It is spectacular and it is... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't know this castle had been restored! We stumbled across this by luck really (Eltham Palace was closed for a wedding fayre!). The views are really special-well worth a visit. The volunteers are very helpful and welcoming. Our toddler wasn't interested in the view, so the books and toys were brilliant. Happy to pay entry fee and contribute to... More 

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