The Great Castles
by Liam Schmidt
Castles are probably the largest and the strongest type of home that you could live in. Castles are usually made of thick layers of stone bricks. Castles have been built over many years and are built of many different materials. Castles are large and have many different parts. Usually nobles live in castles. Most castles can be found in Europe.
What are Castles Made Of?
Many castles were originally built from earth and timber, but had their defences replaced by stone later. Well that's only what most castles were built from, who knows what else they could be built from in those days. Also, the floors of castles were covered with reeds, bones, and scaps of food.
Parts of a castle!
The parts of a castle are : the Keep, Outer Bailey, Bardican, Portcullis and the Drawbridge. The Keep of the castle is the highest part of the castle. The Outer Bailey of a castle is connected to the tower by fortified causeway. The Bardican was a forward defensible structure jutting out or set in front. The Drawbridge is a bridge that lowers across the stream for someone to go in. Tapistries were hung on the walls to keep in the heat in. The largest and probably the most liveliest place is the Great Hall. This is where the kings and queens eat. Castles are often surrounded by moats so it's harder for enemies to get into the castle. The people that are allowed to enter the castle go across the drawbridge.
Why are these homes built this way?
Castles are large, strong, and magnificent so they can stand and show the pride and power of the royal people that live there. Castles are also built this way because if an attack comes, it will be a lot harder to break in. Another reason why these homes are built this way because it keeps the inside of a castle warm.
Where can castles be found?
Castes can be found in England, Ireland, Spain and other countries especially in Europe. Not a lot of people live in castles around the world. That is why they are only found in so many places!
Who lives in castles? What is it like to live in a castle?
Kings, queens, and nobles live in castles. Also it is damp and kind of cold if you live in a castle. It could be a very dull life living in a castle, even though you would think it would be awesome living in a castle.
COOL STUFF ABOUT CASTLES !
Did you know that castles are probably the largest home that you could live in? Do you know what the largest castle that somebody built is? It is the PRAGUE CASTLE. Also, Harry Potter was filmed in castles thoughout London, England and Scotland. Most castles in Europe started off as Roman forts, originally built because they were situated in strong defenive postions.
Would I like to live in a castle?
Even though you would probably think it would be awesome to live in a castle I do not. First of all it is cold and damp in a castle. 2nd, it is way too big so I probably couldn't find my way to my bedroom. And third of all, well I don't really have a third one. So yeah, I would really rather just stay at my regular home.