The fortress and its towers
At the time, the large, central courtyard was surrounded by a high defensive wall, limited by four watchtowers and a moat, which was protected by a drawbridge. Today, only the foundations of three circular towers (Corke Tower, Powder Tower and Birmingham Tower) remain; they represent both the oldest part of the complex as well as the city of Dublin. Only the Record Tower remained over time and is located on the southeast corner, from which the Dubh Linn Garden is clearly visible. This tower once served as a storage for the king's armor, as a prison, and as a state document archive.