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:

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz is one of the best preserved European castles that had a purpose of housing several noble families from central Germany. Built for comfort and exclusivity, this castle is today one of the major tourist attractions from Germany. Read more about its history here.

Alnwick Castle

Famous English castle Alnwick plays an important role in the history of that country, medieval Europe and the entire history of castle construction. Read more about its construction, evolution, military sieges it was a part of and the way it survived to modern times.

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.