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10 Minecraft Castle Ideas for 2023

10 Minecraft Castle Ideas for 2023

Castles are one of the coolest things to build in Minecraft. Why? At one point or another, many of us have dreamed of living in their very own castle!

Building a castle in Minecraft can seem like a challenge in survival, but here’s some advice: find a nice location, start with one building, and slowly expand with defenses like towers, walls, gates, or even moats. If you start with just one building and slowly grow your castle over time, eventually you will have some progress!

You will notice that many of our examples of Minecraft castles use texture packs. Installing a texture pack for your game client does not take very long and really can make your castle look great.

Here is our list of the best Minecraft castle ideas for 2023.

1. Small Minecraft Castle

This small and simple Minecraft castle is one of our favorites! Almost anyone can build something like this because it is pretty small and the video provides great instructions.

Even though this castle is small, it has a “cozy” feel and is very welcoming. You could even consider using other decorative blocks like copper since it doesn’t need a huge amount of blocks.

2. Medieval Minecraft Castle with Village

It’s quite common to find castles in real-life that are inside a city or town. Why not try building a castle right next to your Minecraft house? After all, it will provide a great place to hide from any lurking mobs!

This medieval castle is made mostly from stone and wood, making it quite easy to build.

3. Kenilworth (Real Castle)

To find more Minecraft castle building ideas, try looking up a real castle on Google images then try to build it yourself. This is one such example of a real-life castle built in Minecraft.

4. Rumpelstiltskin’s Castle

The name is pretty difficult to say, but you can’t deny it looks nice. Rumpelstiltskin is the castle from the Shrek movies and was re-imagined through Minecraft!

A huge golden castle like this would probably be easiest on creative mode, but could technically be done in survival too. I’d probably only attempt building this kind of Minecraft castle if you have a team of players to help you on a server.

You would probably need to pick out a Minecraft biome that’s near water for this kind of castle, so keep that in mind.

5. Winter Castle on a Hill

winter castle ideas

A cozy, warm castle on the hill in Winter is a nice idea for those colder Minecraft biomes. This castle is inspired by Game of Thrones and may be a good idea for fans of the series!

6. French Castle with Gardens

french castle in minecraft

French castles are known for their gardens, courtyards, and large open spaces. At the back (or even front) of your castle, consider having a large field with a fountain built nearby.

It would make a fantastic view from your bedroom in the castle!

7. Minecraft Fortress

minecraft fortress

A protected fortress with plenty of walls and other defensive buildings is a good way to protect yourself. Whether it is on a PvP server against players or against mobs, a fortress is sure to protect your valuables.

8. Castle Carved into the Mountainside

mountain castle in Minecraft

This is a castle which is carved right into the side of a mountain. The mountain will hide your castle a bit from the other side, which can be a good or bad thing. It’s bad if you want to show off your castle, and good if you want to hide it from other people.

With this kind of castle, you can easily build a network of underground tunnels throughout the mountain. In the tunnels you can build an underground base that includes: farms, hallways, storage rooms, nether portals, and more.

If you manage to find a Minecraft dungeon in the mountain, you can even make a mob spawning farm!

9. Medieval Minecraft Castle With a Gate

basic castle in minecraft

This castle is fairly compact and uses space quite efficiently. There’s a beautiful gate and bridge leading over the river, which leads to a central courtyard. This kind of entrance is a fantastic way to keep out uninvited players and mobs!

This castle also has a nice little outdoor area right after entering. The courtyard adds a nice decoration right outside the buildings within the walls.

10. Large Minecraft Courtyard and Garden

large minecraft courtyard castle

This one has a very wide open courtyard and garden. The walls are fairly far away from the main buildings and provide a lot of space for things like farming or breeding animals. A build like this is a great idea if you have a big open area.

If your land is quite bumpy or rough, you would probably have to do a lot of terraforming and landscaping (flattening the grass). Keep this in mind, especially if you are playing on survival mode.

Allyssa Marie Henry

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

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