In some countries when people drive through the countryside,they sometimes see and old castle high on a hill. This often reminds them of stories of kings and queens,of knights and fair ladies.
But castles were not very comfortable places. They were really fortresses. The walls were high and thick,and inside the walls were buildings for the nobleman and his family. Many castles had a moat around them and a draw bridge over the moat.
There are many stories about these old castles. In some of these stories ghosts walk the halls of the castle at night. In stories of King Arthur the king and queen live in the castle of Camelot,and this is where King Arthur meets with his knights. And there are always castles in the stories of Robin Hood.