Severndroog Castle is a folly designed by architect Richard Jupp, with the first stone laid on 2 April 1784.
While commonly referred to as a castle due to its turrets, it was built as a folly, as can be discerned by its small size and because it has never functioned as a castle. It is situated in Castle Wood, on Shooter's Hill in south-east London in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
|Thursday||12:30 – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||12:30 – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||12:30 – 4:30 PM|
Greg Cole | Feb 17, 2018
Walked past it 100 time and today decided to soak up Feb sunshine with delicious cuppa and chocolate shortbread at an outdoor table. Viewing platform still closed until it gets warmer. Well worth the visit. Found a cow nearby too ;)
Marina Hall | Jan 30, 2018
Excellent little cafe on the ground floor of the castle with wide choice of hot/cold/sweet/savory and drinks. Dogs are welcome inside the gates of the castle, water for them provided. Viewing platform open some of the days during the week (briefly closed for winter though) with beautiful views all around. Recommended.
Allison Holloway | Feb 22, 2018
What a lovely surprise this was to visit. The views were stunning and the guide was very knowledgeable. There was a little cost to go up but it was reasonably. The cafe at the bottom it a little pricey and not very generous. I had a jacket potato with chilli con carne but the amount of con carne was so small image would definitely not get that again. It was nice but about a teaspoon of mince and the rest juice and it still didn't cover the potato. Nice coffee but not much room to eat inside so best to go on a brighter day. Well worth a visit. 😊
Ian Roberts | Nov 26, 2017
The best bird's eye of London bar none and a real steal at only 3 quid. Only drawback is it is run by volunteers so you will have to keep a keen eye one opening times if you want to experience one of London's best kept secrets. Stunning !
jeff benjamin | Oct 28, 2017
The awesome 360* panoramic views amongst the finest south of the Thames, notwithstanding the Shard. An unusual renovated Georgian Folly attended by friendly and informed volunteers. The surrounding Oxleas Woods with a fine array of indigenous trees is also well worth a stroll. Though off the beaten track certainly worthwhile.
Beth George | Apr 1, 2018
Lovely little follie castle. A good amount of historical information and very knowledgeable volunteers. Amazing view over London and yummy cakes. A nice little trip out.
Gordon Blow | Mar 25, 2018
A must-see lookout! A curious little folly with a great story. Visit the great little café before or after visiting the castle. Small enough and tall enough to impress children from 5 to 85!
Lisa Hjones | Apr 8, 2018
Set in Oxleas Woods we often go for dog walks and end up at Severndroog Castle cafe.Lovely staff and great cakes🌟🌟🌟
Masoud Tajamiri | May 18, 2018
Absolutely 5 stars for very nice and helpful staff Also for a beautiful 360 view of London. In a clear visibility you can see Windsor castle. Ticket for adults is £3, however it's not open to public everyday. Check their website before you plan your visit
David Henry | May 31, 2018
Small, strange but absolutely lovely building located just inside a small wood. Great guides inside who are happy to tell you more about the buildings past
Andrew Abbs | May 12, 2018
Fantastic views. Nice little cafe. Dog friendly, set in woodlands. What more do you want?
David Richard Hill | May 18, 2018
The highest point in London you can see over seven county's from the top of the castle there is a tea room on the bottom, the woods are over 8,000 year's old surrounding the castle great for dog walking.
Jessica Robinson | Jul 19, 2018
I stumbled upon this place while walking the Capital Ring trail and paid the £3 to go up. The staff were really friendly, and it seems well preserved, although very small. A nice view from the top. Its history was not very interesting to me, and actually I felt a bit uncomfortable that it was built to commemorate a white man whose greatest achievement was attacking and destroying a building in colonial India. If you're in the area it's something to do but I wouldn't have gone out of my way to visit.
John Harris | Jun 11, 2018
Great location. Amazing views. Choose a nice day and take binoculars if you have them. Some interesting history sets to read on the way up.
Angela Bells | Jul 9, 2018
Fantastic from a neglected folly to a building of beauty plus a roof with a view wonderful cakes coffee & staff plenty of seating space inside & out well worth a visit lovely walks
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