An Iconic Fortress and Must See Attraction


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Cindy Grant on October 16, 2010

The Tower of London was first built in the early 1080's by William the Conqueror, and was added to by countless monarchs. The White Tower was built first, followed by St. Thomas's Tower, and Tower Wharf. There are many must sees here:

The White Tower is made up of the four turrets that are the highest part of the fortress.
The Yeoman Warders, also called "Beefeaters", who are part of the Queen's guards, and entertain visitors every 30 minutes with stories.
The Crown Jewels
The Ravens - legend has it that if the ravens ever leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall.
The Fortress itself, including the battlements.
The Tower Green, where criminals of privilege were executed in private.
The East Wall tour, where you can see the graffiti written on the walls by prisoners.
The Medieval Palace, located in St. Thomas's Tower.

Ghosts include many of King Henry VIII's wives, and even a bear! There are stories of people being buried here, of children disappearing, of Crown Jewels being almost stolen. Costumed actors tell stories and help with the history lesson.

There is also a large gift shop!

www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/
opens at 9 or 10 am, and closes 4:30 or 5:30 pm
18.70 pounds adult ($30.02) and 10.45 child ($16.78), discounts for online purchase
Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England, EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

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