A castle (from Latin: castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty.

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A castle (from Latin: castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty.
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This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for royalty or nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defence – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Usage of the term has varied over time and has been applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built, they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls and arrowslits, were commonplace
Location: Ireland