A castle is a Kind of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars debate the reach of the term castle, but usually consider it to be the personal fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not reinforced; by a fortress, that wasn’t necessarily a residence for nobility; and by a fortified settlement, that has been a public defence though there are many similarities among these kinds of construction.
Utilization of the expression has varied over the years and continues to be employed to structures as varied as mountain temples and country homes. Over the roughly 900 years that castles were built, they accepted