Tower of London from the SwissRe Tower

Tower of London from the SwissRe Tower

Description

An aerial view of the Tower of London from the SwissRe Tower.

The Tower with the River Thames and Tower Bridge to the south.

In the 13th century, the outer curtain walls were erected.

Author Link

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Wjfox2005

Author Description

Wjfox2005

Licence

Public domain

Pages that link here:

Tower of London

Tower of London is one of the most famous castles of all time. Created during Norman Conquest of England, this military outpost in London was quickly redesigned to be a royal residence, and went through turbulent history that marked it as one of the most notorious castles in England. Find out more about its history here.

Related Articles:

Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau is one of the most modern Renaissance castles in France, managing to attract 1.3 million visitors each year (second only to Palace of Versailles in Paris). This incredibly beautiful castle was in the center of the French national history ever since it was created, and here you can read all about it.

Windsor Castle

Quickly after its construction on the ancient location that was utilized for defensive purposes by both Celts and Romans, Windsor Castle became one of the most favorite residences of the English crown. With such attention, castle Windsor received numerous upgrades and fashion renovations during its long life.

Cité de Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne is a castle that had function to not only provide protection to the large military garrison which had access to impressive suite of defensive buildings, but also to provide protection to the entire city of Carcassonn. With its 52 towers and 3km of walls, Cité de Carcassonne represents one of the most celebrated castles in the France.