CASTLES ON THE WEB
Castle links, castle photos, castle site of the day, castles for kids, castle terms, weapons and supplies, and much more!
CASTLE KIDS (from CASTLES ON THE WEB above)
Build a castle, take a castle tour, learn about shields, knights, and heraldry.
Short definitions for many of the terms associated with medieval castles. Some of the definitions are additionally hyperlinked to pages that show examples of the item being discussed.
THE SNOWCASTLE IN KEMI, FINLAND
Kemi has the biggest snowcastle in the world - it's in the Guinness book of records. (If you don't read Finnish - click "In English".) Check out the
IMAGE GALLERY for some great photos.
MORE PICTURES OF THE KEMI SNOWCASTLE
Some shots taken by visitors to this Lapland castle.
HOW TO BUILD A SNOW CASTLE
Snow is excellent material for building different types of constructions, and it is usually fairly inexpensive compared with concrete or other modern building materials.
CASTLE LEARNING CENTER
To encourage students of all ages to explore castles and to stimulate their creativity. Here you will find almost everything there is to know about British castles.
THE ENGLISH MEDIEVAL CASTLE
A three part feature about the development of English castles.
CASTLES OF THE WORLD
Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, castles for sale, souvenirs, directory, site of the week, history, armor and swords... and a section for kids.
BUILD A MEDIEVAL CASTLE
Make your own model medieval castle - a learning activity that teaches about history, feudalism and life in the Middle Ages. Download FREE educational software.
GHOSTS IN THE CASTLE
Before you looms a stone castle built in Britain during the 1300s. It has withstood battering ram, catapult, even fire. After all these years it still stands - ready for you to explore.
Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most, though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and badges.
SYMBOLISMS OF HERALDRY
Meanings of the symbols found in heraldry and on coats of arms.
ICE CASTLES AND PALACES
An ice palace or ice castle is a castle-like structure made of blocks of ice. These blocks are usually harvested from nearby rivers or lakes when they become frozen in winter. The first known ice palace appeared in St. Petersburg, Russia and was the handiwork of Empress Anna.
GREAT PICTURES OF ICE CASTLES AND PALACES
Past ice castles and palaces from the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Castles, manors, and abbeys of Scotland.
CASTLES OF GERMANY
Still more castles.
There's a whole bunch of them.
BUILDING ICE CASTLES - JUST FOR KIDS
Fill small plastic containers (yogurt and drink cups, deli salad tubs) and at least one ice cube tray with water and freeze overnight. The next day, set the kids to building - it's like making a sand castle, only colder.
WISCONCIN'S ANNUAL ICE PALACE
Each winter, volunteers headed by the area firefighters, put in more than 700 "man hours" to cut nearly 3000 12-inch-thick ice blocks from a local lake, haul them to downtown Eagle River, Wisconsin, and build a huge ice palace.
EAGLE RIVER ICE CASTLE
Yearly ice castle built in "Snowmobile Capital of the World". Nearly eighty years of tradition in Eagle River, Wisconsin, and still going strong! Lots of photos.