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Tower of London lets its guard down at Fortress

Published: Wednesday 4th of February 2009

One of London's most iconic visitor attractions is to shed some light on a particularly fascinating part of its history with a new exhibit.

Fortress looks back to a number of key events in the life of the Tower of London, such as the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 which saw the formidable garrison breached by a marauding mob.

Under St Thomas's Tower there is a medieval shooting gallery which gives a real sense of what it would have been like to work as a solider charged with defending the tower against attackers.

A real highlight is a reconstruction of a fighting platform on the East Walk Wall, a realistic representation of the venue for the kind of close-quarters combat on which the security of the tower and the safety of its occupants depended when under siege.

LondonPass holders can visit the Tower of London and enjoy Fortress for free, saving £16.50 for adults and £9.50 for children, along with 20 per cent off in the Armouries Cafe and free Fast Track entry.

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