Building a Minecraft castle is a great building idea. 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 best Minecraft castle ideas for 2023.
1. Small Castle
This small and simple 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 materials like copper blocks since it doesn’t need a huge amount of blocks.
2. Medieval Castle 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 house in Minecraft? After all, it will provide a great place to hide from any lurking mobs!
This medieval castle is made mostly from stone, making it quite easy to build on survival. Fitting in with the theme, why not build a windmill or other medieval style buildings nearby?
3. Kenilworth (Real Castle)
To find more building inspiration, 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.
One of my favorite parts of this specific build is the large outer wall. If you look closely, you’ll notice there is a field, some buildings, and even a little hedge garden!
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 certainly be a challenge in survival mode, but could still technically be done! I’d probably only attempt building this kind of castle if you have a team of players to help you on a server or if you’re on creative mode.
Something that is unique about this design is the fact it is built right on the water. To build a comparable castle, you would need to find a biome that’s near water, so keep that in mind.
5. Winter Castle
A cozy, warm castle on the hill in Winter is a nice idea for those colder Minecraft biomes. The sharp roofs definitely adds some viking building style to what is usually a medieval type of building.
This castle is inspired by Game of Thrones and may be a good idea for fans of the series. Don’t forget to stay warm in the cold, winter is coming!
6. French Castle with Gardens
French castles are known for their large gardens, courtyards, and open spaces. Another feature that stands out is the evenly spaced trees along the sides.
At the back (or even front) of your castle, consider having a large field with a nice fountain built nearby. It would make a fantastic view from your bedroom inside!
7. Minecraft Fortress
A protected fortress with plenty of walls and other defensive buildings is a good way to protect yourself. Since this fortress is right on the water, building a dock could be a cool addition.
Whether it is on a PvP server against players or against mobs, a fortress is sure to protect your valuables better than a simple storage room.
8. Mountainside Castle
Got a mountain? Why not build a castle carved right into the side! 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 Gated Castle
A fairly compact castle that uses space quite efficiently. There’s a beautiful gate and wooden bridge crossing 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. Massive Castle
Our last castle idea is massive! The walls are pretty far away from the main buildings and provide a lot of space for things like hedge mazes or even statues. A build like this is a great idea if you have a big open area, for example in the plains.
If your land is quite bumpy or rough, you would probably need to terraform the land first. Keep this in mind, especially if you are playing on survival mode.
And there you have it, our best Minecraft castle ideas! Do you have anything to share? Leave a comment below!