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Questions tagged [castles]

For questions on castles, a type of fortified structures common in Medieval Europe, and analogous fortifications found elsewhere in the world.

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Modelling Bridgnorth Castle, England

I am building a 1:60 model of the English Bridgnorth Castle. The tower ruin (which leans 15 degrees) clearly shows what had been an inverted, lead covered 'vee' roof (to presumably catch rainwater for ...
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Were there corridors inside the curtain wall of medieval castles?

I've seen this in movies or cartoons sometimes, that they are waling around inside the curtain wall, but hollowing out the curtain wall with a hallway seems like it would lover the structural ...
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What was the significance of Bitchu-Takamatsu Castle from a military/political perspective?

What was a strategic intention for building Bitchu-Takamatsu Castle? Its placement in a swamp, in a basin surrounded by mountains might on three sides made the castle impregnable, but also quite ...