Severndroog Castle  

Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT


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This tower in Jack Wood and Oxleas Wood gets its name - Severndroog or Suvarnadurg meaning 'Golden Fortress' - from the fort off the Malabar Coast to the west of India. It was built in memory of Sir William James who, as commander of the East India Company's fleet, put a stop to pirates who had been attacking ships on nearby trade routes off the west coast of India. Built in 1783 to mark the Captain's death, the 'castle' (more of a tower or folly really) sits on the highest point of Shooter's Hill. Now under the guardianship of Greenwich, it is largely closed to the public but opens occasionally and as part of London Open House weekend which takes place annually in September. - Severndroog Castle Location Map

Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Eltham Railway Station
18 minutes walk
Falconwood Railway Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Greenwich Car Parking Services
23 minutes walk

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Sights and Attractions near Severndroog Castle

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Severndroog Castle
Oxleas Woods
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Shooters Hill, SE18 | 6 minutes from Severndroog Castle
The 77 hectare Oxleas Woods to the north of Eltham is, along with neighbouring Jack Wood and Castle Wood, part of Shooters Hill Woodlands. The name ... More

Pubs near Severndroog Castle

The best pubs near London Severndroog Castle.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 3 miles from Severndroog Castle
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 3.8 miles from Severndroog Castle
Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ... More

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle, Severndrog Castle

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