This castle is a 1,000-year-old castle that protects the Crown Jewels. It was secure fortress, a royal palace and an infamous prison. Kings and queens demonstrated their power from here, shaping society and influencing our world.  See wonderful displays of arms and armour, which have made and stored in this secure fortress. Step into the luxurious palace of medieval Kings and Queens, designed as a place to live and rule. Explore the spaces where famous prisoners were kept and discover the graffiti they left behind 500 years ago. Find the places where people were imprisoned awaiting trial or punishment. Discover where kings, queens and religious criminals were locked away, and where three English queens were killed by execution.