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Severndroog Castle

Shooters Hill Road | Castle Wood, London SE18 3RT, England
+44 800 689 1796
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A must see.

Fantastic building in the middle of the woods, if you want history, views, food and walks. This is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ianedwards555
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Folly

This is built in memory of Sir William James by his wife. It overlooks Eltham and London. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fritse Z
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Lystrup, Denmark
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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 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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Shooters Hill Road | Castle Wood, London SE18 3RT, England
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+44 800 689 1796
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is built in memory of Sir William James by his wife. It overlooks Eltham and London. There is a nice little coffee shop. Limited opening hours - and do not plan to visit at 4 pm ! Local school makes access hairy !

Thank Fritse Z
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Severndroog castle has a terrific cafe serving great coffee. It makes a handy spot to stop for a Penelope on a woodland ramble. They also have a range of savoury snacks and some delicious cakes.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely quirky location in the woods; a. Ice spot to have a peaceful cuppa. The cafe is tiny and only has 4 indoor tables very close together, but there are a lot of outdoor tables if the weather permits. I found the cafe to...More

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SeverndroogCastle, Manager at Severndroog Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thanks for visiting! I think you may have visited when we had a bit of an issue with our heating. We hope you were able to make it to the top and enjoy the view as well!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem in welling/shooters hill, I decided to get married here it was easy and a good price and staff were more than accommodating they even laid on security so no members of the public could come into my wedding if I could do...More

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SeverndroogCastle, Manager at Severndroog Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

We are so glad you found our castle in the woods and that we were able to help make your day so special!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A beautiful castle style folly with great views over much of London. It can be hired for a small private function or wedding. Take advantage of the views at night, especially Bonfire Night, 360 degree fireworks. Take a relaxing walk through the beautiful woodland that...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This spot is a true hidden gem. The green space around it is fabulous and so is the little cafe. Fantastic views from the top often tower.

Thank Camila C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I'd been wanting to visit for ages as it's not far from me and previous plans hadn't happened.. I thought a nice crisp autumn afternoon on my own would be perfect to visit in order to take beautiful pics to 'encourage' the others! I was...More

Thank Esther M
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SeverndroogCastle, Manager at Severndroog Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hi Esther - thanks very much for your interest in Severndroog Castle. We do ocassionally need to close on our visiting days for private functions, which are a vital source of our income. Please do check our website and social media pages before your next...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We live very close and took far too long to make our first visit. A great extra to do to get an afternoon out of the house, we’ve also combined it with visits to Woodlands Farm down the hill.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Was lucky with the weather a nice bright clear day. Had tea in the small well stocked tea room all the staff are volunteers very pleasant informative group of people. Went to the top of the tower where you can use the glasses provided and...More

Thank Brenda O
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Michelle M
3 September 2017|
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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
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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.
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saljoseph18
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
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