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The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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Yonder is the Abbey of Saint-Martin, a shrill, cracked singer; here the gruff and gloomy voice of the Bastille; at the other end, the great tower of the Louvre, with its bass.
He imprisons Paris in a circular chain of great towers, both lofty and solid.
Through the rusted bars, tastes, rather than glimpses, were caught of the jumbled neighbourhood; and nothing within range, nearer or lower than the summits of the two great towers of Notre-Dame, had any promise on it of healthy life or wholesome aspirations.
Tower - great tower. I'm telling you, you don't get that cooperation very often," McElwee said.
English Heritage's ultimate sandcastle features defensive measures including crenellated outer walls with towers and battlements, and an inner bailey protecting the great tower which reflects the power of the owners.
Head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360-degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
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Carmarthen County Council, together with the Town Council, organise (free) Historic Town Walks on Wednesday mornings during the spring and summer months, which include visits to the scaffold (actually a replica) and, much more scarily, to the 1275 Great Tower dungeon - where prisoners were strung up and left to rot.
Incorporating part of the Great Tower that the former lords and ladies would have used to get to their private quarters, it comprises a reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, galleried former chapel, second kitchen and scullery, utility, walk-in pantry and study.
4) Dover Castle, Kent Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in medieval interiors.