10 Fun Facts About Castles

Castle. (2020, December 20). Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle

Castle. (2020, December 20). Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle

Lacey Talaska

  1. The average time it took to build a castle was about 10 years. 

 

  1. Castles were built for protection,safety from attacks, and were used to show off wealth. 

 

  1. They were usually built on hills or surrounded by water to make it easier to attack enemies. 

 

  1. The biggest castle in the world is about 570 meters long and 130 meters wide, named the 

Prague Castle.

 

  1. The first castles were built out of wood and then later stone. 

 

  1. Castles were very cold, musty, and damp inside.

 

  1. The word castle comes from a Latin word meaning “fortress”.

 

  1. Stairs in castles always turned clockwise. 

 

  1. There are about 1500 castles in England. 

 

  1. The interior of castles were usually dark because of the small windows.