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Parts of a castle 3

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A Curtain Wall is a strong wall built  all the way round the outside of the castle. It protected the keep and the bailey from attack.  Can you remember what the wall around a wooden motte and bailey castle was called?




Some castles had square towers. They were easier to build than round towers, but the corners were easier to damage. This is Bolton Castle.  It was built as a home as well as a fortress. Building finished in 1399. 





Round towers took longer to build, but they were stronger. This is Conway Castle in Wales. Building finished in 1287.