Fortified habitations, usually built and occupied during medieval times. Castle replicas built as homes in later centuries and not intended for defence are not included in this category, unless the replica is a faithful reconstruction of an historical building on its original site.
Post-medieval houses that are not fortified, but are called x or y Castle or Ch�teau or Schloss, because there once was a castle on the site, should be submitted to Arts/Architecture/History/Building Types/Houses/
Castles in France.
Only châteaux which retain at least some elements of fortifications will be listed here. Other châteaux should be submitted to the country houses category.
Fortified dwellings in Germany, generally of the medieval period.
Fortified habitations built and occupied during medieval times within Ireland.
This category make a thorough study of site concerning the castle in Japan.
Fortified habitations built and occupied during medieval times within the United Kingdom.