What are castles? | Why were castles built? | Where were castles built?
The biggest castle in England | The biggest castle in the world
Rochester Castle, Kent
A castles is a large strong building, built in the past by a ruler or important person to protect the people inside from attack. They were both a home and a fortress.
They were built to provide safety and protection from attack and to display the owner's rank and wealth.
Castles were often built on hilltops or surrounded by water to make them easier to defend.
The biggest castle in England is Windsor Castle, one of the three homes of the Queen. It is said to be the largest inhabited fortress in the world.
The gate of Windsor Castle
The biggest castle in the world, at about 570 meters length and an average of about 130 meters wide, is Prague Castle, the castle in Prague.