Tower Hamlets in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Entering the fortress
By 1281 Edward I had completed the Tower's formidable new land entrance. Two huge stone gate towers and a semi-circular barbican (now demolished) were linked by causeways defended with drawbridges.
These massive fortifications, bristling with arrow loops, were surrounded by a water-filled moat. All visitors arriving from the City travelled along this impressive route. They would have been left in no doubt about the power of the castle's owner — the king of England.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 51° 30.501′ N, 0° 4.697′ W. Marker is in Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The coronation procession (here, next to this marker); The royal menagrie leaves (here, next to this marker); Tea on Tower HillA place of execution (here, next to this marker); The fortress extends (a few steps from this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Byward Postern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tower Hamlets.
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.