The Literary History of Severndroog Castle

Click on the link below to view the first of our new virtual features, The Tower of Mystery: The Literary History of Severndroog Castle.


The Tower of Mystery is free to view. However, if you are able to make a donation to the castle, we would be very grateful. We have no income while Severndroog is closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and are at risk of permanent closure.

​Severndroog has inspired many writers, including Charles Dickens and E. Nesbit. Discover how authors and poets from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries have reimagined the tower as a haunted castle, a troubling monument to empire and a site of both profound trauma and healing.

​Keep an eye on our social media accounts for news about our upcoming virtual exhibition, 'Picturing Severndroog, 1790-1876'!