So, you think you’ve seen all the castles in London? Think again as I bet you’ve never been to Severndroog Castle, let alone even heard of it before.
Yep, I don’t blame you for not hearing of it before, for this hidden gem is one of London’s best kept secret.
Set in the forest of picture pretty Oxleas Woods, this 232 year old gothic style Castle has three storeys to explore and once you reach the top, you are rewarded with a quite breathtaking panoramic view of London. It’s pretty up there, I assure you, and on a clear day you can see as many as seven counties. SEVEN!
Go ahead and grab one of the binoculars provided and spy, from afar, London’s iconic landmarks including the London Eye, The Shard, the Gherkin, Wembley Stadium (yes, really) and more.
Besides the view, what else is there do around the castle?
Once, you’re done taking in all that lovely view, head back down to explore the rest of the castle where you’ll look everything about the castle from it’s strange name, the reason why it was built and how it was rescued by locals from complete collapse. It’s small with only four small rooms to explore in the castle, but the view at the top makes the trip so worthwhile. Once you’re done, head all the way down to earth and refuel with cakes, teas and refreshments at the onsite cafe. Lovely especially on a spring or summer’s day.
Sounds fun! But how do we get there?
It is a little tricky to get too and a bit of a trek – Oxleas Woods is on a hill and it’s not within walking distance from a tube stop) but persevere with the buses and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views in one one of London’s best kept secret. Explorers and those with a sense for adventure will love this. Ensure you check opening times before you go (open on select days during the week).
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