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In 1483 the adolescent king Edward V and his younger brother were last seen in the Tower before their disappearance and probable murder. The fortress was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. Corrections? Meet the famous ravens at the Tower of London and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower. Announcing our NEW encyclopedia for Kids!
All public outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels, South Battlements, Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, Torture at the Tower exhibition and some floors of the White Tower. With restricted visitor numbers each day, you can safely explore the history of this famous fortress, palace and prison. We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us. During the 1990s restoration work was carried out in various parts of the Tower, notably in the medieval apartments in Wakefield and St. Thomas’s towers. See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings. The wall outside the moat has embrasures for cannons; beside them, modern artillery pieces are fired ceremonially on state occasions.
Tower of London is a popular tourist attraction situated on the bank of the River Thames.
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