3.3 Let’s play with Merlin

Bailey: The inner courtyard of the castle containing buildings such as stables, workshops, graneries, and storage buildings.
Barbican: A second entrance, behind the main gatehouse, which served as an additional defensive barrier.
Battlement: Portions of the top of the castle wall created with high and low sections. This created gaps in order to shoot arrows or other projectiles. The battlement usually had a walkway connecting two towers.
Curtain Wall: Strong wall built on the outside of a castle, connecting two towers. Thewalls contained loopholes and battlements.
Donjon: The largest towe in the castle, considered the safest place to go during an attack. This part of the castle is also called the keep.
Drawbridge: Movable bridge at the entrance to the castle in front of the gatehouse.
Gatehouse: The main castle entrance, consisting of a gate and a fortified building to keep the castle safe. This entrance building often had traps in place to keep enemies from getting inside the castle.
Loophole: Vertigal windows that were narrow, so that arrows or other projectiles could be launched.
Moat: A defensive ditch with steep sides around the perimeter of the castle that could be dry or filled with water.
Portcullis: Lattice grille made of wood or metal that could be lifted and lowered to protect the entrance of a castle.