Impressive, but all the buildings have a bit of castle in them - a turret here, a portcullis there.
The iron portcullis was slowly lowered down, but she saw no one in sight.
The gateway was equipped with a portcullis , but it was raised and the entry was protected only by a light, almost ornamental iron lattice.
The guard nodded to the old gatekeeper, who set to work hefting the chains that would raise the small portcullis that now blocked the way out into the city.
The way across into the first circle was a stone and cobbled bridge, arched by stone and wood semi-circles and blocked by a huge portcullis .
The massively arched door, in the style of a portcullis , is defended on either side by rampant lions, petrified in mid-snarl.
He paused before passing through the first gate and into the short passageway between the entrance to the fortress and the inner portcullis .
Monk Bar was built in the 14th century and is the tallest gateway, with a portcullis still in working order.
Unbroken, that is, except by the gate itself, with the heavy iron bars of the portcullis still lowered at this early hour.
Sticking his head down through the entrance, he saw the portcullis was up and he wondered how to lower it.