Discover
Ravens at the Tower of London

Why see the ravens?

- Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress!

How many ravens are there at the Tower?

- There are seven ravens at the Tower today (the required six plus one spare!)

Where do the ravens live?

- The ravens live next to the Wakefield Tower.

Are ravens dangerous?

- These magnificent birds, large members of the crow family, respond only to the Ravenmaster and should not be approached too closely by anyone else.

- Please don’t try to feed the ravens. They can bite if they feel their territory is being threatened.

What do the ravens eat?

- The ravens eat 170g of raw meat a day, plus bird biscuits soaked in blood.

Have any of the ravens ever gone missing from the Tower?

 
- Despite their having one wing trimmed, some ravens do in fact go absent without leave and others have had to be sacked. 

- Raven George was dismissed for eating television aerials and Raven Grog was last seen outside an East End pub!

 

Highlights

Arming the Knight

Arming the knight

A fighting machine or a fashion statement?

Arming the knight >