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Minecraft Castles

Updated on October 7, 2014

How to make a castle in Minecraft

In this lens, I will describe in detail how to make great minecraft castles, that not only looks great, but functions defensively as well. Building a castle is a lot of work, but by following my step-by-step instructions, you will be building your Minecraft castle in no time!

minecraft castles
minecraft castles

Step #1: The Way to Start it out.

First off, you must decide what your Minecraft castle is going to be made out of. Once you have decided, you will have most likely chosen stone. If you want a decent sized castle about 64 blocks by 64 blocks, and about 9 blocks high, you are going to want to fill up about 5 big chests full of cobblestone. It's going to be hard work, but it will pay off once you have your castle built. Make sure to keep any coal you find as well, as you are going to need a lot if you are planning to make the cobblestone into stone brick or smooth stone. This may take days, and perhaps weeks, depending on how much time you have daily. Trust me, building your own castle will make it worthwhile. The next part is to choose the shape of the castle. Generally, it's a circle wall, or a squarish wall with 90 degree angles. Once you've laid out the base, start building the walls up!

The list below shows some general dimensions and items in a typical minecraft castle.

Tips For Planning your Castle

  • Generally speaking, for a castle that is a square, you are going to want to add 4 watch towers on each side.
  • You will also want one entrance, with a maximum of 2 because more entrances means more vulnerability.
  • You will want a logo to your minecraft castle, it makes it look 4 times better.
  • For Circular Castles, you should have a very thick wall, and have many smaller watch towers that are about every 40 blocks away.
  • The watch towers for the Circular castle will create a look that is aesthetic as well.
  • You will need at least 5 chests full of cobblestone, so beware of that.
  • Every castle will need a main building in the middle, kind of like the mayor's house.
  • You will want this building to be taller then the walls, as this will make the castle look intimidating and good from a distance. (this is my personal opinion)
  • Don't forget to make a trap at every entrance.
  • For the last point, I would like to say to take your time when planning out the shape of the minecraft castle, once you start building up, it's gonna suck to break it all down to change something. GOOD LUCK!

Step #2: Defensifying your castle.

What you are going to do next is start to make a defensive system for your castle. If you are on multiplayer, this will help discourage people from taking your stuff, or breaking your walls. Building your castle defense takes a lot of hard work and lot's of planning. This may not be fun, but after you make it, it will be great fun to watch players/mobs fall for your traps. If you would like to see an example of some great castle defensives, watch the video below, as it gives you some good ideas. I believe the video below is good because it doesn't just give you the basic boring ideas, but unique interesting ideas that many don't think about. Let the video be an inspiration to your own ideas.

Minecraft defense ideas

Good video on how to make some good defense structures, some using redstone and others just the basics. Quite innovative.

Better Version of Above

minecraft castle
minecraft castle

The picture below shows you a better version of the Defense system above. What it shows is instead of wooden pressure plates, it uses stone pressure plates with a walkway, which also makes it look nicer. I think it looks much better aesthetically, tell me what you think!

More Examples of Good Castles

minecraft castle
minecraft castle

Step #3: Beautifying Your castle

What your are going to want to do is now beautify your minecraft castle. The video and pictures above has good defensive strategy, but they are not pretty. To make it pretty, you are going to want to use waterfalls, fountains, flowers, and unique structures. There is no way to "teach" someone how to make their castle look pretty, but I can give you ideas. It just takes practice. To give you some inspiration, The video below gives some good examples of some great looking castles. Basically, the goal should be to make a beautiful castle that implicates many useful defensive traps and strategies.

Good-looking castle

In my opinion, the castle below is quite beautiful, don't you think. Hope you find some inspiration!

Beautiful castle Example

minecraft castle
minecraft castle

What is more important?

What is more important in multiplayer survival for a castle?

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Need more info then this? Buy a book on Minecraft.

Sites to join/look at

Sites to look at for inspiration (I only have one, add a link in the comments if you know of some good sites!

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      TheIronAnvil 2 years ago

      @Bearlane

      ~ please reply me… ~

      I want to know what you think about what I've said…

      And please don't think I'm here to tell that you didn't do a good job, because you did a Great job. I'm just telling you how to improve something. Take it as a friendly help. :)

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      TheIronAnvil 2 years ago

      :) your example of nice-looking castle is good! :)

      But, my opinion, if you look on YouTube castles like the one Jeracraft built (medieval ones), they are really awesome!

      Once I did a castle similar to Jeracraft's one on a server. No way, they blew that up. Since that, only bunker at layer X11 about or high obsidian boxes with tons of cannons…

      Still, singleplayer, castles are really cool… and after we've done them…well… we're affected by self-congratulations. Just a little bit… right ? :D

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      TheIronAnvil 2 years ago

      (I know my english is horrible…)

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      TheIronAnvil 2 years ago

      Cool job man! Great. Just a thing.

      If this castle is for server survival, much of the times it won't work…

      Usually (I do it too :D ) people make cannons (maybe I'm gonna make a lens for cannons…) for destroying other people's buildings. It can work from 70 blocks away (like the one I discovered) and… well… if it's not obsidian or bedrock, BOOM, and no more castles...

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      jd 2 years ago

      that whas coool dude

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      make lava screens and a secret way to get in is what i would do

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeah it would be funny watching them and them suspecting a thing

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that u should make it beautiful but with lots of traps so people would come and die (heheheheheheheh)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I said it should be beauty because if it's beautiful they won't break it and then fall into a trap!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i think it is very cool and will need a little bit of work but thanks a lot

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have sended a commend and i don,t find him back so.

      So this is what i gonna tell.. Sorry what i said. Id isn,t wrong that you are a little bit older to play minecraft!!!!

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      goldleader23 4 years ago

      This lens is featured on my new video game lensography!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      you are all downers all of you

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      thebuilder445 4 years ago

      crappy so you can put stuff under the castle that they wouldin't think to go

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      ILIKEMINECRAFT8P 4 years ago

      Thx man this helped a bunch

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      We're just getting into Minecraft, thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: did not like tht

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @bearlane: Wow

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      spider11235813 4 years ago

      The castles look amazing. At about this point in time, your enemies get so awestruck they can't bring themselves to try to destroy it.

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      bearlane 4 years ago

      @anonymous: so do you want me to make a lens with exact specifications? that sounds boring! it's all about being creative! :)

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      bearlane 4 years ago

      @Madonaa: Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      tttttttrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaappppppppppssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can you make a large castle tutorial, with amount of blocks needed, dimentions, and really detailed? thank you.

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      sus1974 4 years ago

      The castle defense tips were really helpful, great lens!

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      Madonaa 5 years ago

      you have came up with a nice and mind blowing ideas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Come and see my first lens i hope you like it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @bearlane: ur amazing at it i wanna try lol xD

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      Stickypony LM 5 years ago

      that's some awesome castles indeed! :O

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @GGNT15: cool thanks for the feedback!

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @cinefile: yeah sure

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      cinefile 5 years ago

      Wana trade links to my minecraft-fans lens?

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      bonedripper 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Congratulations.

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @JohnGcorner: lol, it is definitely not easy to do, takes time, but thanks for the compliment!

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @Michey LM: thanks a lot!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Like your idea, well done, congrats for thinking outside the box.

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      JohnGcorner 5 years ago

      I've always admired people who are able to build entire castles in Minecraft.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, well done!

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      laetusviator lm 5 years ago

      Seeing this makes me want to play some more minecraft. (Haven't played it for months!)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What an interesting topic idea! I don't build castles, but I have visited a real one in England. I think I much prefer the real version, but hey, we can't all be so spoiled!

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      GGNT15 5 years ago

      I thought it was very cool. I will try using those techniques.

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      nicole-young 5 years ago

      Super cool. I don't know who has enough patience to do that! Great Lens : )

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Yeah I know!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow - these must have *forever*!

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      Zebedee32 5 years ago

      Never played it, but might have to take a look.

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      bearlane 5 years ago

      @AmandaTWaH: Thanks a lot for the feedback!

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      The lense is looking really good! I love the videos you added. Good stuff!