Ever Wonder How Castles Were Built?

Your visit to Scotland will be incomplete if you haven’t visited the castles in the country. While in the Scotland, you can also look for luxury holiday homes in Scotland where you can spend the night and rest comfortably. There are even luxury homes that are designed after castles.

How much do castles cost?

Construction of castle was an expensive undertaking. During the reign of King Edward I, the royal treasury was nearly bankrupted when it spent around 100,000 pounds in constructing castles in Wales. When building castles, several workers are employed like the masons, quarrymen, carpenters, diggers and blacksmiths. In the entire duration of the castle building, it will employ at least 3,000 workers. The master builder will direct these workers and would take him and his men two to ten years in order to build a single castle.

How were castles constructed?

In order to learn and understand how the medieval castles were built, it is critical to look and study at modern day castle building projects. In an experiment in archaeology conducted by Maryline Martin and Michel Guyot, they assembled some 50 workers of skilled workers, architects and archaeologists in the hopes of building a medieval castle by using the method and materials that were used in the Middle Ages. The project was called Gueledon. The design of the castle was taken from a 13th century castle. It had curtain walls, dry moat, corner towers as well as a very large tower keep. The construction of the experimental castle was started last 1997 and is projected to be completed within 25 years. In the year 2006, the castle project attracted more than 240,000 visitors and the experimental project cashed in more than 2.6 million dollars.

The materials used to build the castle were clay soil, oak trees and stone that were located near the construction site. The workers used the techniques that people in the 13th century used. In order to split the stones for the walls, the workers read the face of the rock to determine where the lines will fracture. The structure may not yet be complete but it surely gives idea to people how the centuries-old castles were built.

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