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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Queen’s Stairs

 
 
The Queen’s Stairs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Queen’s Stairs Marker
Inscription.  
Important visitors would have entered the castle here, at one of its three riverside entrances. Kings, queens and high ranking state visitors would have stepped off their boats and climbed the Queen's Stairs in their finery on to the wharf.

They would then cross a drawbridge to the 14th-century Byward postern gate which leads into the castle's Outer Ward. The gate is protected by a late 15th-century wedge-shaped stone turret, designed to house small cannon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.451′ N, 0° 4.68′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Located on the walkway along the River Thames. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of 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. Saluting Battery (a few steps from this marker); The Tower of London foreshore (a few steps from this marker); Western entrance
The Queen’s Stairs Leading down to the River Thames image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Queen’s Stairs Leading down to the River Thames
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Byward Postern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Entering the fortress (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Tower of London from the River Thames image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick
3. The Tower of London from the River Thames
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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