A report on Castle and Lowland castle
The term lowland castle or plains castle (Niederungsburg, Flachlandburg, Tieflandburg) describes a type of castle that is situated on a lowland, plain or valley floor, as opposed to one built on higher ground such as a hill spur.- Lowland castle
Whereas hill castles such as Marksburg were common in Germany, where 66 per cent of all known medieval were highland area while 34 per cent were on low-lying land, they formed a minority of sites in England.- Castle
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Hill castle0 links
A hill castle or mountain castle is a castle built on a natural feature that stands above the surrounding terrain.
Hill castles are thus distinguished from lowland castles (Niederungsburgen).
Water castle0 links
A water castle is a castle whose site is largely defended by water.
Topographically, such structures are a type of low-lying castle.