Tower of London

The Tower of London is a long standing palace located in London, England. The tower was ordered to be built by William the Conqueror in the 1080s. The Tower of London is part of the group of Historical Royal Palaces. It has a deep and sometimes dark history. It began as a fortress stronghold for the kingdom and was never really used as a main palace location. Throughout the centuries, it served many different functions. During the reign of the Tudors, it served as a royal prison. In the 19th century, it was deemed more of an ancient monument, but the 20th century saw a revamp of the place into a historical site and museum for the history of the royal families that reigned over the country.Tower of London, River Thames, London, England

When you visit the Tower of London along the River Thames, there are quite a few displays and tours to check out. The White Tower, part of the palace, is one of the exterior features that stands out. It was built to instill fear into Londoners. There is also the Yeoman Warders to see. This tour lets you interact with the warders and see all of the best sites in the tower. Another must see display is the Crown Jewels. You can marvel at the exquisite, priceless treasures belonging to the royal family. Some of the pieces on display are still used today by the royals for special occasions.

If you are interested in learning more about the British army regiment that first formed at the Tower, you will want to take a look around the Fusilier Museum. The museum is located in an area of the tower that was originally built as army officer's quarters. The highlights of the museum include a collection of twelve Victoria cross medals and the uniform and bearskin of King George V.

The Tower is open to the public seven days a week. You can buy tickets online or on site. The price of the ticket includes access to the display of the Crown Jewels, the Fusilier Museum, guided tours, children's activities and live reenactments. There is so much to see that you can spend the whole day checking out all the Tower of London has to offer.


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