Outside the Gate Tower, as shown in Series 5 (1991).

Gate Tower

By Keith McDonald

Within this imposing tower, dungeoneers in Series 5 could find the descending device to the next level.


The Gate Tower could be found at the end of Level 1 or Level 2. Dungeoneers might have to cross a dangerous patch of open land to reach it.

Some teams found an entrance to the descender at the front of the tower. Others must enter the tower and find it inside.

The outside of the Gate Tower, as seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).
The Gate Tower (Hedingham Castle, Essex)

As the dungeoneer approaches, the Eye Shield leads up the steps and into the edifice. Inside, the team must find a stone chamber which leads to the descender.

The area is usually guarded. Teams might be pursued by goblins or harangued by the Opposition. Sometimes it is overseen by the Gatekeeper, who prevents the Opposition from tailgating.

The inside of the Gate Tower, as seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).
Inside the Gate Tower (Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire)

The outside of the Gate Tower is based on Hedingham Castle in Halstead, Essex. The inside chamber containing the descender is based on Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire.

The last dungeon in Level 2… You're going to have to cross a lot of open ground to get there.

Treguard

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Descender

The exit from the descending device, used for three seasons between 1991 and 1993.

The descending device was an elevator that transferred dungeoneers between levels.

Gallery 1991

Treguard, Pickle, Hordriss, and Elita in the antechamber.

Promotional images and cast photocards from the fifth series of Knightmare (1991).

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