Tower of london

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Tower of london

  1. 1. Tower of London {
  2. 2. Her Majestys Royal Palace and Fortress, morecommonly known as the Tower of London.
  3. 3. Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames incentral London, England. The Tower of London was originally built by Williamthe Conqueror, following his successful invasion of England in 1066.
  4. 4. The Tower was oriented with its strongest and most impressive defencesoverlooking Saxon London.
  5. 5. Layout
  6. 6. The castle is made up of three "wards", or enclosures.The innermost ward contains the White Tower and isthe earliest phase of the castle.
  7. 7. White Tower
  8. 8. The upper floor contained a grand hall in the west andresidential chamber in the east – both originally open to theroof and surrounded by a gallery built into the wall – and StJohns Chapel in the south-east.
  9. 9. The Bloody Tower
  10. 10. The Lion Tower
  11. 11. Inner wardThe inner ward was created during Richard the Lionhearts reign,when a moat was dug to the west of the innermost ward,effectively doubling the castles size.
  12. 12. Lanthorn Tower
  13. 13. Outer ward A third ward was created during Edward Is extension to the Tower, as the narrow enclosure completely surrounded the castle.The Tower of Londons outer curtain wall, with the curtain wall of the inner wardjust visible behind. In the centre is Legges Mount.
  14. 14. Innermost wardThe innermost ward encloses an area immediately south ofthe White Tower, stretching to what was once the edge of theRiver Thames. Interior of the innermost ward. To the right is the 11th-century White Tower; the structure at the end of the walkway to the left is Wakefield Tower. Beyond that can be seen Traitors Gate.
  15. 15. Oppening times
  16. 16. What about tickets?
  17. 17. You can come here by train,by bicycle,by Docklands Light Railway,by bus (15, 42, 78, 100),by riverboat,by car.
  18. 18. Map to Tower of London
  19. 19. Thank you for attention Lina Aleksandravičiūtė 2a

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