S: Make Yourself at Home
BC: Happy Mothers Day! | With Love, ___________ | Make yourself at home by using this guide to take a tour through a Middle Ages castle!
FC: Make Yourself at Home | Suma | http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-castles.htm
1: Table of Contents | Introduction...................page 3 The Great Hall.............page 4 & 5 The Keep..........................page 6 & 7 The Bailey.....................page 8 & 9 The Chapel....................page 10 & 11 The Kitchen.................page 12 & 13 The Dungeon................page 14 & 15 The Gatehouse............page 16 & 17 The Moat and Drawbridge..................page 18 & 19
3: Introduction | These areas in a castle are only some of the many remarkable sections in castles. Enjoy, and make yourself at home.!
4: The Great Hall | http:lostfort.blogspot.com/2009/10/doune-castle-virtual-tour.html
5: The Great Hall is located in the Keep. The Great Hall is a large structure that is only one room. It is used for eating, sleeping, and entertaining. It also has high ceilings, fireplaces, and stone floors. It is also located on the ground floor. The Great Hall is furnished remarkably well, with wooden benches.
6: The Keep | http://www.friendsinternationalguildford.org.uk/tour/castle.html
7: The Keep is a squared shaped tower made of stone. It is built at the most protected part in all of the castle. This fascinating area is the center of defense for the whole castle.
8: The Bailey | Workshops within the Bailey | http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mountfitchet_Castle_Bailey_-_geograph.org.uk_-_188995.jpg
9: The Bailey is a group of high, protective walls that enclose the courtyard of the castle.Within the Bailey, are workshops for artisans like carpenters, weavers, and candle makers. Located in the Bailey, along with the workshops, are wells. Also, a beautiful feature of the Bailey is a garden. Growing in the garden are herbs and fruit trees.
10: The Chapel | http://www.castlewales.com/life.html!
11: The Chapel is where religious events are held. The Chapel is located in the forebuliding and is also conveniently close to the Great Hall. However, in other castles that you might see, it can also be found in a separate building. Sometimes, lords and their families will hold private services there.
12: The Kitchen | http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/summer07/kitchens.cfm
13: The Kitchen is located outside the Great Hall. This is done for fire safety.The kitchen is made of mostly timber. It also has a central hearth, but in other castles you might just find several fireplaces. Kitchens are huge.! Extra kitchen space, that's a bonus.You can cook three large animals in it all at once. Kitchens also have stone sinks that are used for washing dishes.
14: The Dungeon | http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/tdv95/2/1258880682/tpod.html
15: Fear no longer if you have intruders, because dungeons will surely fix that. Dungeons are where prisoners are held. Sometimes, they are even tortured while there. Dungeons are located in the upper part of the Keep. This makes it harder for devious prisoners to escape.
16: The Gatehouse | http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/222830
17: The gatehouse is a structure that is built over the gateway of the castle. It also guards the main entrance to the castle. The castle gatehouse is three stories high. The ground floor of the gatehouse is the guard rooms. The first floor is the guard quarters,and the top floor stores weapons.
18: The Moat and Drawbridge | http://frankandjen.full-timers.org/2007.html | Moat and drawbridge
19: The moat is a ditch that is filled with water that surrounds the castle. For defense, a moat is packed with traps, so that no one can swim across it. A drawbridge is a bridge that can be raised or lowered at different times. This is a bonus for protection against invaders or intruders.
20: Bibliography | “Anatomy of a Castle.” Sir Dragon Tamer. Com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.
21: “Inside a Castle.” Castles for Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.