Fortress: Pace the battlements

Fortress: Pace the battlements

Fortress Sculpture

Explore the Tower’s history as a formidable royal fortress.

Historic fortress

The Tower was known for its formidable defences, but a rabble of peasants managed to successfully attack it in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.

Explore our displays along the Tower's defences which include a reconstructed fighting platform on the Battlements. Discover what it was like to be part of the medieval garrison defending the Tower. Get up close to the life size metalwork soldiers and their weapons on the Tower wall walks. Peer through the gate and imagine what it was like to be a medieval soldier working in this cramped but beautiful space. Walk the Tower walls and see the inner wall and huge towers that have protected the Tower for centuries >

The Tower of London isn’t just a historic fortress - it remains a working fortress today with a strong military presence. You will see soldiers guarding the Jewel House and Queen’s House as well as the famous Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who have been guarding the Tower for 500 years.

Admission is included in your Tower of London entrance ticket and is free for members.

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