White Mount

White Tower
Gwynfryn

The Tower of London was once known as the White Mount and the White Tower.

It’s been said that the head of Bran the Blessed was buried on Gwynfryn (the “White Mount”) to ensure Britain was never invaded. One story says that King Arthur removed the head, as he wanted to be the country’s saviour.

The Tower of London
The Tower of London, also known as the White Tower earned its name from the white limestone used in its construction, which gave the building its distinctive appearance. The White Tower is known for its historical significance and the role it played in the history of England, including its use as a royal residence by monarchs and as a place of imprisonment of notable figures. White the White Tower is just one part of the larger Tower of London complex, it is often used to refer to the entire complex itself.


Note
Gwynfryn is a Welsh name that combines gwyn, meaning “white” or “fair,” and fryn, meaning “hill” or “mound.”


See also
Raven | The Legend of King Arthur