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Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill

Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill, Greenwich, London SE18 3RT View on map

Grade II* tower situated in Oxleas Woods. Severndroog Castle is a 3-storey triangular tower with hexagonal angle turrets, built in 1784, on Shooter's Hill to commemorate Sir William James. The tower is now currently community run and offers a visitor experience, along with a viewing platform with views of London.


  • Grant Recipient: Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust
  • Contact for access: Mr David Goodfellow

Opening Arrangements

Thursday, Friday and Sunday March-Oct 12:30-4:30 or Nov-March 11am-3pm. Closed from Christmas to the end of January.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: 3.00
  • Child: 2.50
  • Other Charges: 2.00


Located in Oxleas Woods on Shooter's Hill, Greenwich. A 20 minute drive from the M25, J2. Rail: Eltham (1.9 miles), Welling (2.1 miles) Bus: routes 89, 244 (Memorial Hospital), 161, 486 (Stop D)

Parking Spaces


There is no on site parking, but at Castle Wood there is limited public parking which is a five minute walk from the castle. The car park can be found along a narrow lane running from Shooter's Hill just above Christ Church school.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes