Castles
The Keep  The castle’s keep is easy to find. The largest building standing in the heart of the castle. It was built higher...
MoatThe moat of a castle is a large ditch, filled with water to             keep the enemy at a distance.
Great Hall• A place where banquets were held and people ate  together.
GatehouseThe gatehouse guarded the entrance of the castle or itstown. The portcullis inside the gatehouse was extremely he...
Curtain wallCastles had thick, stone walls.The walls would have parapets on top, where the defending                  sold...
DrawbridgeThe drawbridge was often made of wood and would swingup and down like a see-saw to let people in or out of the  ...
PortcullisA strong gate that hangs above the entrance  to a castle. It can be closed to keep out enemies. It was made of w...
Bailey• The bailey was an enclosed courtyard
Battlements• These were pathways built around the top of a castle  with regular gaps for firing arrows. The gaps between  ...
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Features of a castle

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Features of a castle

  1. 1. Castles
  2. 2. The Keep The castle’s keep is easy to find. The largest building standing in the heart of the castle. It was built higherthan the rest of the castle so people inside could see out.
  3. 3. MoatThe moat of a castle is a large ditch, filled with water to keep the enemy at a distance.
  4. 4. Great Hall• A place where banquets were held and people ate together.
  5. 5. GatehouseThe gatehouse guarded the entrance of the castle or itstown. The portcullis inside the gatehouse was extremely heavy and was used to close the entrance. Behind the portcullis would usually be a thick, heavy wooden door.
  6. 6. Curtain wallCastles had thick, stone walls.The walls would have parapets on top, where the defending soldiers would patrol.
  7. 7. DrawbridgeThe drawbridge was often made of wood and would swingup and down like a see-saw to let people in or out of the castle entrance.
  8. 8. PortcullisA strong gate that hangs above the entrance to a castle. It can be closed to keep out enemies. It was made of wood and metal and had points at the bottom.
  9. 9. Bailey• The bailey was an enclosed courtyard
  10. 10. Battlements• These were pathways built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows. The gaps between them were used for firing arrows through.

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