"See the Gate where a Princess Entered" Tower of London Tip by scottishvisitor

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Traitors Gate was originally called Water Gate but changed its name when the gate became a landing place for boats carrying the Crowns' enemies. Traitors Gate would be the last thing the would see before entering the Tower and being put to death. Princess Elizabeth on a visit to the Tower on Palm Sunday 1554, refused to enter via the gate saying she was no traitor, she changed her mind when the heavens opened and threatened to soak her. On a latter visit as Queen she insisited on entering via the gate proclaiming that what was good for a Princess was good for a Queen - but she did get out alive - most who entered did not.

Address: Tower Hill, EC3
Directions: Tower Hill tube
Phone: 0 20 7709 0765
Website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/#gs._Azeo84

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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