Inside castle buildings

The main tower in a castle was called the keep. It had a great hall inside it where magnificent banquets would be held on special occasions. The lord, his family and important guests would sit at a long table while musicians and jesters entertained them. Everyone drunk beer as the water was often bad. People ate with their fingers, using big slices of stale bread for plates.

Most castles had a small private chapel or church for the lord to worship and pray in. It was very beautiful with painted walls and stained glass windows.

Other buildings in a castle might have included a blacksmith’s shop where weapons and armour would be made and stables where the horses would have lived.