The Keep. The original Norman forebuilding here was altered in Tudor times to create a loggia, or gallery leading to the pleasure gardens below the Keep.

The Keep

The Keep and Leicester's Building

This wall of The Keep was destroyed by Parliamentary troops in the English Civil War. Now you can look down onto the Tudor Gardens.

Detail of the defenses of The Keep. The builders spread the foundation out away from the walls, hoping to deter any attackers from undermining the walls. Also, attackers would find it impossible to place ladders close enough to the walls, due to the sloping foundations.

Detail of the perimeter foundation wall of The Keep. Try climbing this in battle gear!