The Tower of London

The Tower of London

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The Tower of London

Located on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower of London is one of Britain’s most visited attractions. It was erected by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it used to be a political prison and place of execution. With over 400 years of gruesome history of torture, violence, execution and murder it’s no wonder the Tower is considered to be one of Britain’s most haunted places in addition to being its oldest fortress, palace and prison. The first ghost allegedly spotted in the building was Thomas Beckett's, in the 13th century. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE:

One of the Tower’s most well-known ghosts is that of Anne Boleyn, the famous wife of Henry VIII whom he had beheaded in the Tower in 1536. It is said that the ghost of Lady Jane Grey also is at the castle. People have reported seeing phantom carriages, and dogs are even too afraid to go near the Salt Tower, where royalty used to be held before execution.

TOURIST INFORMATION:

Apart from the ghosts, one of the main reasons to visit the Tower is to see the working collection of Crown Jewels. There are 23,578 in the collection including one of the world's most famous diamonds. There is so much to see at the Tower, such as the 'Yeomen of the Guard', the Ravens, Henry VIII's armour, instruments of torture in Lower Wakefield Tower and the Traitors Gate, that one day may not be enough to explore it!

Address: 202-203 Grange Road, London SE1 3AA, United Kingdom

Admission fee: children £9.50, adults £ 16.50
web:
www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/

Vocabulary

to be erected by

valaki által létesített

execution

kivégzés

gruesome

hajmeresztő

fortress

erőd

beheaded

lefejezett

Crown Jewels

koronaékszerek

armour

páncél, fegyverzet

instrument of torture

kínzóeszközök

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