Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill, London. Re-opens 16th February 2020. (Tea room open as usual)

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Details

Accessibility

Limited parking is available in the castle grounds about 200m level walk.
Steps up to main entrance. There is a spiral staircase and 86 steps to the viewing platform at the top. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor (the Tearoom & WC) via a stair climber, which must be pre-booked. Please contact the venue for further details.
Tea room and toilet on ground floor.

Brief description

Severndroog Castle is a Gothic style tower built in 1784, it stands on Shooters Hill within Castle and Oxleas Wood, an ancient deciduous woodland. Shooters Hill is one of the highest points in London, from the tower's viewing platform the visitor enjoys a 360 degree view of London and surrounding counties.

The castle was opened to the public in 2014. The castle can also be hired for private functions.

Address

Severndroog Castle, Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London. SE18 3RT

Email

https://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk/contact.html#contactform

Phone

0800 689 1796

Website

https://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk/

Directions

Just off the A207 Shooters Hill.  From the A205  about 2 miles (3km) south of Woolwich  and the Thames, turn left onto the A207, the turning to the castle is about 600 yards (550 metres) on the right. Look out for the Brown Tourist Signs. OS TQ  431 761

Opening Times and Admission Charge

The castle is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Tea room is open: Saturday and Sunday: December to February 12th 2020, open Thursday to Sunday from February 13th 2020.  10am to 4pm.

One visit:             Adult: £3.50, Child: £2.50, Family: £9.00

Annual tickets:  Individual: £20, Couple: £30, Family: £40

Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change

Transport

The London Congestion Charge Zone ( https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge/congestion-charge-zone) runs from Monday to Friday and motorists have ample signage to alert them to the entry points; only vehicles that are registered by the DVLA as ‘Disabled Tax-Exempt’ are NOT liable to the Charge. Disabled Tax-Exempt drivers can also use the Dartford Crossing without charge, which is a river crossing to the east of London which links the north and south of the M25 orbital motorway.  Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) automatically identifies the registration number plate of these vehicles so that their owners do not need to take any additional action.
Severndroog Castle is outside the Congestion Charge Zone. If travelling by car, for specific directions it is best to use a satnav, but please be aware that the route may take you in and out of the Central London Congestion Charge zone. It is best to approach Central London using the excellent public transport.

Nearest Underground Station:  (None nearby) From London take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, then catch the 486 bus, alighting at the Memorial Hospital. https://tfl.gov.uk/tube/route/jubilee/

Nearest Mainline: Welling, Falconwood and Eltham (Southeastern ). Welling is the quickest bus ride (about 12mins). Catch either the 486 or 89 from bus stop D towards Shooters Hill.

Docklands Light Railway: To Woolwich Arsenal, then catch the 244 bus alighting at the Memorial Hospital. http://content.tfl.gov.uk/dlr-route-map.pdf

Bus routes: B16, 89, 122, 161, 244, 486 http://content.tfl.gov.uk/bus-route-maps/shooters-hill-a4.pdf

Bicycle: For bike hire see: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles

For more information on buses, trains, tube, cycle hire, airports and river traffic please contact Transport For London on 0343 222 1234 (Textphone 0800 112 3456). For further details on accessible services please see the website: https://tfl.gov.uk/  or access their travel app via smartphone.

For more travel information go to: www.traveline.info/

Amenities

Tea room serving drinks, light lunches and homemade cakes (dogs permitted). Woodland walks and trails. Toilet.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see: www.traveline.info

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

NB London ULTRA-LOW EMISSION ZONE

This started on 8 April 2019 in the Central London Congestion Charge Zone, and will extend to the whole of the London area within the M25 Motorway from 25 October 2021.
For more details please see: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle-35896

Vehicles registered with a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicles' tax class will benefit from a grace period after the ULEZ starts until 26 October 2025 as long as their vehicle doesn't change tax class, and this also applies to a 'disabled' vehicle registered outside the UK.