40 Best Minecraft Castle Ideas – Step By Step [2023]

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Once you learn the basics of building in the game, you might want to move on up to some Minecraft Castle Ideas for your next builds. Because what’s the point of having a completely customizable world, when you can’t even use it to create the perfect fortresses straight out of a fantasy novel. We’ve talked about this before in our Minecraft Building Ideas guide, but this is specific to Castle, Mountain, Survival, and other ideas.

Anything your mind can think of, you can build in this game. Do you want to build a cozy little moat Castle in the forest, or do you want to create an isolated keep on the top of a snowy peak? How about a tall evil looking spire in the Nether with dark towers and waterfalls of lava? This game allows you to create each and every single one of these fantastical builds, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort required to actually build them. It also gives you all the tools you require, and your only limit is your imagination.

So with this article, we’re going to showcase some of the most unique Minecraft Castle Ideas for both newer and veteran players. We’re also going to give you brief guides on how to get started with the builds, as well as how you might want to prepare beforehand.

Key Highlights
  • Survival mode is challenging to make castles in; Larger castles can only be made in Creative mode.
  • Basic Castles are best for Survival Mode; they provide Support while not being a challenging job.
  • You will need to craft some materials to enhance the looks of your castle
  • You can use blueprints to assist you in the building process. However, planning is essential to ensure perfect results.
  • Castles can have different Color Themes to support their theme.
  • Good Castles can stop Creepers and Illagers from reaching you, making it a safe place to stay in.
  • Hidden Castles can be made on Islands far from the mainland.
  • Stones are the strongest material for Castles
  • You can also give yourself a challenge by building a Castle in the Nether.
  • Some Castles can be built with Natural Mountains, inside Caves or even on top of it.
  • You can disconnect the castle by making a Moat.
  • The Hogwarts Castle is one of the most detailed creations in; it took a lot of time to build.

Best Minecraft Castle Ideas

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The Different Modes.

Before we start, it should be mentioned that Minecraft has different modes in which you play the game.

Survival mode is the default mode, which has all sorts of enemies that can kill the player and stats such as health and hunger meters that you have to keep a track of. You also have to actively mine or craft the blocks you will use in the construction process. This is the way Minecraft was always intended to be played, but this does not incentivize particularly large or complex creations. You can technically create all of the more elaborate entries on our list in this mode, but expect to spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the process.

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Creative mode on the other hand gives players access to an unlimited amount of materials by default. You can also fly and are immune to any sort of damage. So here you can purely focus on the building, without having to worry about enemies or food. I personally don’t think this is a rewarding experience, but that’s my own opinion. 

So basically, Survival mode should be enough for the easy Minecraft Castle Ideas, but for everything else you should go for Creative mode. Now with that out of the way, let’s jump into the list.

1. Simple Castle

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We’re going to start our list off with some simple Minecraft Small Castle Ideas, because why move onto the complicated builds without looking at the basics first. There’s nothing wrong with starting out on a smaller scale and gradually building your way up to the big leagues. And nothing gets you hyped up for bigger ventures more than your first successful castle build.

So to begin with, consider mining a bunch to get your hands on a significant amount of Cobblestone. If you want, you can build your Castle out of this material as it is, or you can convert it into some fancier blocks first. To do this, simply throw the Cobblestone into a furnace to turn it back into regular Stone. Now place these blocks into a Crafting Table in a 2×2 pattern to get a bunch of Stone Bricks. These look much fancier than regular Stone blocks, and they also give your buildings a more professional look. This entire process will also require a lot of wood for the furnace, so consider checking out our The Best Axe Enchantments In Minecraft guide to learn how to maximize your yield.

Now take all of your Stone Bricks, and start planning the layout of your Castle. Build the foundations of a simple keep with one floor, at least two small stone towers and a gate. Don’t go too crazy at this point, and focus on making a tiny structure that looks cozy rather than intimidating. If nothing else, this build will serve as an excellent tutorial for some of the bigger structures we have on this Minecraft Castle Ideas list.

2. Small Moat Castle

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Now that you’ve learned how to actually build a Castle, it’s time to learn how to enhance it’s security using an extremely simple moat. This is essentially a large ditch that surrounds your building and is usually filled with water. It acts as a barrier that prevents enemies from reaching your home, while the player themselves has quick access to the structure via a small bridge on one side of the base only.

To start this build, go ahead and lay the groundwork for your Castle. Go for four towers this time, and maybe at least two floors. Now once the foundations have been built, grab a shovel and start digging around the exterior. Make the hole at least three blocks wide and two blocks deep. The width here has more to do with the look of the moat, while the depth is the real security measure. Most mobs in this game cannot jump up vertically more than one block, so a two block hole is more than enough to stop them in their tracks.

Once the ditch is ready, go ahead and grab some Water Buckets and fill it with water. This process could take a while if your base is situated a long way away from a body of water, but the end product is going to be worth it. Also if you have a basic understanding of How To Use Redstone In Minecraft, you can even make a lever operated bridge that goes over the moat.

3. Large Walled Castle 

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Now that you’ve learned how to set up a basic building and moat, let’s move onto some larger Minecraft Castle Ideas. And the first of these on our list is a structure with some actual walls and ramparts, which is something any great Castle desperately requires.

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So to start off, make sure that you leave significant room around the main keep for some other structures. You can set up a farm in that space, or maybe you could even add something like an external armory or storage room. The point is to leave a bunch of space, around 8 to 10 blocks worth from each direction, and then start building your walls after that point.

And then when you do actually get to constructing the walls, build them high and wide. For the ramparts themselves, make sure that you leave at least one block worth of space on top of the walls so that you can walk around and inspect the surrounding areas. You also simply want to place blocks on the outside edge of the walls, with one space in between each placement. This will allow you to gain cover if you’re ever attacked, while also having gaps that you can fire from yourself. 

4. Tower Castle

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Don’t want to go about building a regular old structure from the pool of Minecraft Castle Ideas? Well, you don’t have to. You can always choose to make other unique creations like a giant multi-story watchtower instead. This is basically an entire base compressed into a single tower, with space inside for multiple rooms.

You also don’t require a lot of area to make a structure like this. All it takes is a relatively flat patch of ground, and then you can start layering on Stone Bricks until something resembling a room takes form. Then put in some staircases or ladders, and move onto the next floor on top. Keep going with this process until you reach the height you want, or you have the exact number of rooms you require. You also don’t have to stick with regular Stone Blocks if you don’t want. As seen in the image above, you can spruce up the design with some wooden planks or even simple wood among other blocks.

The advantages of a Castle like this are fairly obvious. It’s tall, it looks really unique and it takes up extremely little space. If you feel up to the task, you can also choose to fill your world with multiple similar towers as well, each of which can then serve as a different safe haven. And since these towers are so tall, you can spot them from much farther away than a regular Castle, so you’ll never get lost when you go out adventuring.

5. Hillside Fortress

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One of the best ways to create a structure with a lot of space and protection is to actually carve it into a hillside instead of building it yourself. This way you only have to focus on crafting an appealing entrance, while the rest of the rooms can be hidden inside the large hollowed out hill. They can still be designed well, but you don’t have to worry about how the exteriors might look otherwise.

This idea works as a Castle as well, allowing the player to build an elaborate concealed fortress with numerous different wings and other similar attachments. And if you ever run out of Stone to build with, you don’t even have to look far to find some. You can literally use the Cobblestone you carve out of the hill as materials to then use in expanding the building. Simply have some Furnaces placed in an easily accessible location, and you’ve basically created a self sufficient operation.

If you want, you can even go ahead and start excavating underground in order to spread your Castle downwards. This way you have a significantly more room to expand your base, without actually destroying the integrity of the hill. 

6. Mountaintop Castle

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When I think about any Minecraft Mountain Castle Ideas, my mind immediately visualizes an isolated stronghold atop a snowy peak. Imagine the orange light of the torches on the walls, contrasting strongly against the dark and cold night. Now that’s a truly imposing building.

To be able to make this structure you first have to locate a Mountain biome in your world. Simply walk around until you find one of these, and get ready to start the long construction process. The first step of this is actually picking a Mountaintop with enough space to accommodate your build, as well as good placement. You don’t want to pick a peak that is close enough to another Mountain, as that might obscure your new base. Either way, start off with flattening enough land to lay down a foundation without actually ruining the look of the area. Then start building your Castle on top of this, making sure not to crowd your buildings too much either.

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Now this is an extremely appealing aesthetic to be sure, but you might want to stick to Creative mode when you attempt to make this beauty. Because while the end result might seem extremely tempting, making a Mountaintop Castle is going to be extremely tough in Survival mode. You’ll have to repeatedly transport thousands of blocks up to the peak, and that’s not always going to be fun.

7. Sea Fort

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Here’s another one of the more unique Minecraft Castle Ideas Blueprints. How about a Fort built out on the sea, with only a bridge or two connecting it to the mainland. It’s going to be an interesting challenge to build for sure, but the result is a beautiful Castle unlike anything we’ve seen on this list so far.

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To start with, you first have to find a small island off the coast. And while you could be lucky and locate one of these in your world relatively easily, chances are that you might actually find one that’s a bit too small for your liking. In that situation, you can simply grab a bunch of sand and start expanding the area by yourself. It will take a lot of time to to this in a regular game, but remember that Creative mode is also your friend. So go ahead and create the perfect island for your Castle.

Once that’s all done, go ahead and start putting up some foundations. You probably will not be able to make perfectly straight walls or perfectly symmetrical rooms, but that’s kind of the appeal of a Sea Fort. You make do with the space you have, and let the limited area of the island guide your design choices. The result of this will be a unique looking building unlike anything you would regularly make on your own. And while you’re at it, go ahead and make yourself a cool looking port while you’re at it. No one wants to see a Castle on the sea with no room for ships.

8. Mountain Fortress

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Up until now, we’ve been focusing on smaller builds that can accommodate maybe one or two players at the most. But what about some massive builds that you can make with a group of your friends? Maybe a Castle where each player can get a huge section of the building for themselves? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to look at next. Because why settle for smaller easily accessible structures, when you can create ones that you can get absolutely lost in. 

In this entry on our Minecraft Castle Ideas list, we’re going to discuss a full blown mountain fortress. This is not something you can knock out in an afternoon or two, you’ll actually have to get some friends involved if you don’t want to spend a week building only the bridge. So grab a bunch of other players, and divide the duties among yourself. Assign each player a section of the Castle that they have to work on, and focus on creating the central keep first. After that, you can focus on the bridge and any other attachments.

While this massive creation is beautiful and intimating to look at by itself, it also has another purpose. It can literally serve as a impenetrable base during multiplayer matches, and one that enemy players will not be able to breach easily. Sure you don’t have to go all out with the architecture to make an easily defendable Castle, but why sacrifice style if you don’t have to. This is truly the most impressive and difficult build on our list so far, and it’s only going to get more intense from here on out.

9. Nether Castle

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You might not think that the Nether is a good place to build a Castle, and you’d be absolutely right. It’s dark, covered with hazards and absolutely teeming with mobs that can kill you in seconds. Plus, you have to constantly go back to the Overworld if you want to collect items or blocks that cannot be found in that dimension. But on the other hand, it’s a thematically appropriately location to build your perfect villain lair.

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To start with, you first have to get yourself to the Nether. So build a portal with Obsidian and head inside. If you arrive in a location with a lot of space and a great view, then that’s perfect. But if you don’t like the first area you find, you can always explore a bit until an acceptable piece of land is found. The Nether is it’s own unique place with different biomes like the Overword, so you can always find what you’re looking for if you simply look around a bit. And once you’ve found the perfect spot, go ahead and start laying the groundwork for your Castle. Go with whatever design suits you, but tall spires usually go great with flowing streams of lava.

Now a lot of the blocks you’ll find in this dimension are really dark. They all vary in color between different shades of red, grey and black, and while these do make for some really cool looking buildings, the surroundings are usually also of the same color palate. So your Castle might blend into the environment if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’d keep this in mind when you’re trying to set up a base in the Nether.

10. Flying Castle City

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Making a flying Castle City is not going to be an easy task, and it’s not one that should be attempted by anyone other than experienced players. It requires a effective team of builders working long hours to even get the groundwork laid out, let alone build the actual keep and the surrounding settlement. This is one of those challenges you attempt to really stand out from the crowd.

The first thing you require for this build is a starting anchor, since you cannot begin building in midair. You have to build a line of blocks straight up from the ground, and then use that as a starting point for the rest of the flying island. So do that first and make a believable floating piece of land. Don’t simply make it flat, add a lot of ridges, hills, trees and other natural features so that it actually looks and feels believable. You can keep the central area where you’ll build the city completely flat though, since you’re going to erect structures there anyway.

11. Gothic Castle 

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Furthering the list is the spookily impressive Gothic Castle that looks no less than the home of Dracula himself. This impressive build is the perfect way to dial in the right spirit of occasions like Halloween. However, that’s not the only benefit you’ll get out of this breathtaking settlement. It’s definitely not one of the small castle ideas in Minecraft, given its colossal size and how it’s built upon the edge of a cliff. 

It’s also worth mentioning that this design can be implemented in the latest releases of the title, including Minecraft 1.17 and Minecraft 1.18. Therefore, you shouldn’t be having a problem constructing the Gothics Castle in any version of the game that you currently have, other than the actual building part. This formidable unit is definitely one of the best Minecraft castle ideas which is going to frighten and dazzle your friends in equal measure. 

12. Starter Castle

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Let’s turn things down a notch and talk about a plain, simple, starter-grade castle that you can get started with painlessly. The best Minecraft castles ideas in the game don’t always have to revolve around the difficult ones. Sometimes, all it takes to curb our needs is a straightforward, easily buildable unit that comprises all the structures necessary for survival. 

Of course, you can always sport the best sword enchantments in the game to up your chances of coming out on top alongside the Starter Castle. Speaking of which, this castle is pretty small-scale in size, so you can easily build it in any biome of your preference. It even has a pool around its perimeter for extra flair and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, there’s decoration involved too around the top area, so it’s pretty much a compact castle that won’t take you days to build.  

13. Base-Style Castle

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Having a two-in-one design can never go wrong in Minecraft. This is one of the most utilitarian castle Minecraft ideas that can get you started with not only a formidable castle but a robust stronghold as well. The best part is that it’s not that difficult to construct as it looks. You can always switch up the design with the blocks and materials of your preference and create the castles accordingly.

Moreover, it’s worth mentioning how well-made the interior of this castle has been developed. Talk about lush bedrooms with intricately designed walls that do no less than exude class on a monumental level. You’ll find a Guard Tower and Guard House within the confines of the keep. Perfect for adding more depth to the structure and erecting your own solid line of defense. The Base-Style Minecraft is just one of the most useful Minecraft castle ideas that beginners can get rolling with.   

14. Floating Castle 

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Have you ever thought of creating a Minecraft world whose constructions do not even touch the ground? That’s what you can achieve in combination with the Floating Castle and the aforementioned Flying Castle City. This is an utterly unique concept that blows past the competition, although the effort required to make it come to life is indeed a lot. We recommend diving into the game’s Creative Mode before braving Survival for the best results.

As you can comprehend from the image above, the build comprises a collection of small castles in the periphery with one major unit in the center of it all. Do mix the design up by implementing a variety of blocks to add more depth and flair to the Floating Castle. After all, there’s no better way to flex your building skills in Minecraft other than creating a castle in the sky. 

15. Wizard Castle

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Did you know that there was a magic-based illager mob that could’ve potentially arrived on Minecraft Dungeons? Well, if a character like them would’ve had their own homestead in the game, it would easily be this skyrise Wizard Castle that’s built on top of a sizable hill. It oversees a sizable chunk of your Minecraft world until your PC’s rendering distance settings give out. 

It’s surely not going to be easy getting to this level if you’re a beginner in Minecraft. However, starting out in the Creative Mode first can eventually help you get there. Make sure that you’re putting in the time for the internal parts of the build. We could give you some helpful Minecraft castle interior ideas but that would be deviating a bit from the topic at hand. 

16. Medieval Minecraft Castle 

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Castle designs from the Middle Ages have made rounds on the internet in terms of almost everything, and not just Minecraft castle ideas. After all, these serve as an inspiration and are basically an ode to medieval times. Therefore, it does make sense to have a similarly styled build in your Minecraft world. You’ll need fairly basic materials to make this castle design come to life though, so this is definitely something that you can get started within the game’s Survival Mode

As for the interior, the Medieval Castle packs all the bells and whistles for most commodities necessary for Survival. This includes a master bedroomEnchanting Table, Crafting Table, a large section for chest storage, and room for expansion as well. A rock-hard build that paves the way to a no-frills survival experience is what this unit is all about, so definitely one of the best Minecraft castle ideas out in the game. 

17. Blackstone Castle 

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As far as the most cool Minecraft castle ideas are concerned, the Blackstone Castle is one strong proponent of the category. Just look at that tyriccanl monstrosity, standing tall as a monument of excellence. It’s covered in black, as you’d expect from the name, and boasts the diversity of having a yellow-colored block as well. The build, therefore, strikes the perfect contrast and ends up looking nothing but formidable. Easily one of the most impressive castle ideas you can draw motivation from to implement in your Minecraft world. 

You’ll definitely be wanting to get together with a group of friends—assuming you have one—and build this giant castle in teams. It comprises three major parts: the main building, the fortress wall, and the interior. In addition, you’ll require Polished Blackstone BricksBasalt, and Spruce Wood to make the Blackstone Castle come to life and exhibit its supremacy. Best believe that given some time and effort, you’ll have this unit up and gunning even in Survival Mode. Better get to work then. 

18. Japanese Castle 

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The Land of the Rising Sun has paved the way for the world to model itself on, including Minecraft castle ideas. Traditional Japanese houses all have a couple of features in common with most of them being large roofs and sizable eaves for protection from sunlight. Some of the hallmarks of Japan-based homes are exactly what you’ll find in the Japanese Castle, which is dripping from top to bottom with style and charm in equal measure.  

You will, however, need some advanced-grade materials like Dark Prismarine StairsDark Prismarine SlabsWarped Trapdoors, and Smooth Sandstone. If you think these resources are manageable for you, go for this terrific build in Survival Mode, but make sure that a couple of friends can tag along with you to speed up the build. What’ll take weeks will then demand days that way. Moreover, we highly recommend investing some time decorating both the exterior and interior of the build for the best results. 

19. Survival Castle

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The Survival Castle is the perfect way to launch your foray into Minecraft’s Survival Mode. No need to confuse yourself with complex builds and finding hard-to-obtain materials when you’ve got this bad boy of a design readily available. All you need is a bunch of stacks of Stone which can easily be mined with a Silk Touch-attached pickaxe. Be sure to have the Crafting Table at the ready because you’ll be needing it to generate some stacks of Stone Slabs

Other than that, this build is one of the closest things that looks like a proper, realistic castle, unlike other extravagant builds that expand on unwanted features. It’s definitely one of the most head-turning Minecraft castle ideas that we’ve come across, that’s for sure. The contrast is hit by combining Stone with Oak-based blocks, like Oak LogsOak Slabs, and Oak Stairs. You’ll top it off at the very end of the construction by using either White Concrete or Smooth Quartz Block. This will be to indicate to others in multiplayer servers that you come in peace, unlike the best crossbow enchantments in the game that rain death on your foes from afar.

20. Simple Minecraft Castle

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We have yet another easy-to-construct castle on this list of the best Minecraft castle ideas. The reason we’re picking multiple simple ones that are, indeed, worthy of making it on this article is to prep newcomers for the more complex builds. That’s because you’ll find plenty of the latter on this comprehensive list. Now on to the build in question, the Simple Minecraft Castle does an excellent job at blending different blocks together and presenting forth an absolute winning formula. 

It isn’t too grand in size, but it does boast the benefit of having everything you need for survival in the game. This includes a sizable bed, a terrific chest storage area, and, of course, tons of room for expansion. You can even haul some mobs to the area and make them fend off any impending threat. The outside section can be lined with crops, so the functionality here is coming across as twofold. Not only is this one of the most easy Minecraft castle ideas, but also one of the most convenient. 

21. Lake Castle

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Talk about taking things off-shore. The Lake Castle in all its glory does not rely on any land to be constructed upon. You’ll have to venture into the waters of Minecraft and find a suitable spot to get to work. Of course, having a relaxing yet equally intimidating fortress by your side situated directly on a lake somewhere is of a different class to brag about. 

The best part about some of these builds is that although their fundamental layout may get a little complicated, the resources you’ll need to build them are still fairly basic. That is why you can almost painlessly go to town on the Lake Castle in Survival Mode, which is simply one of the best Minecraft castle ideas one can ever think of manifesting. 

22. Diorite Castle 

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The Diorite Castle in Minecraft borrows its design from medieval times and provides players with an opportunity to live in the Middle Ages once more. As the name suggests, you’ll be requiring Diorite in your Minecraft world. This resource can be hauled through crafting. You’ll typically require Cobblestone and Nether Quartz to make any Diorite, but the matter of peculiarity here is how the former two resources need to be placed diagonally to each other in the Crafting Table menu for successful results. 

Once you’ve got this sleek block in your inventory, prepare yourself to build what is easily one of the most impressive Minecraft castle ideas to date. It’s shaped like a proper stronghold with multiple sections within. You’re not going to regret creating a structure like this in your Minecraft world anytime soon—we can vouch for that statement. 

23. Deepslate Castle

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The Deepslate Castle is another striking design that’s best built near a cliff. Find a suitable spot and begin your journey taking this project on and we promise that it’ll be one of the most interesting Minecraft castle ideas you’ve ever built. In Survival Mode, the key to building anything atop a water source is jumping from one leaf to another so you don’t submerge in the water. 

That way, you’ll surely be investing a significant amount of time and effort, but the results will be equally rewarding. Oh, and don’t forget to stock up on Deepslate before commencing this build. You’ll usually obtain the latter in spades by mining it with the pickaxe equipped and donned with Silk Touch—one of the many diverse enchantments in the game. 

24. Fantasy Tower

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The Fantasy Tower may not seem like much, but it’s surely one of the best ways for beginners to get started with castle-building. You’ve got a singular towering structure with a perimeter around it comprising of any block of your choice. It can get you healthily teaching with how to build a full-fledged castle in the game, and you can even perhaps make this a homestead for some of your villagers in your Minecraft base.

You can employ the blocks and resources of your preference when constructing the Fantasy Tower, but make sure to keep the theme fanatical to make the unit come to life at its very core. On the same side, there’s no need to convolute this small-scale castle with supplementary decorations. Just learn the basics and continue onto the challenging designs present on the list. 

25. Huge Castle

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We’re not calling this design idea the Huge Castle for nothing. Apart from comprising a singular skyrise structure, this is one of those Minecraft castle ideas that pack all the bells and whistles for character survival in the game. Talk about constructing villages, villager houses, and even crops and farms within a castle to accommodate all your requirements. This is what the Huge Castle is all about. 

This is nothing but a real challenge for even the most skilled Minecraft builders out there, so do proceed with bearing the latter in mind. An easy way to best this design idea is to get together with a squad of like-minded amigos and brave the Huge Castle together.  

26. Blackstone Castle 

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We’ve got yet another highly diversified castle in the mix that’s ready to impress your friends as soon as you build it. The Blackstone Castle eponymously comprises the Blackstone block among a variety of other resources. The latter, however, cannot be so readily obtained as some of the other blocks required for this build. You’ll need to dive into the Nether world, particularly the Nether Wastes or the Basalt Deltas sections to up your chances of finding any Blackstone.

Once you’ve got the material, however, you’re free to make the Blackstone Castle come to life. It’s using a four-leaved structure in the middle as one of its major highlights. It doesn’t follow a proper design or a format in terms of its decoration and is rather a combination of multiple resources. Nonetheless, it’s surely one of the most capable Minecraft castle ideas, given how it boasts everything needed for the player’s survival.  

27. Stronghold Castle

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The Stronghold Castle is just an exceedingly substantial base-like structure that doesn’t demand difficult-to-get blocks to come to life. All you need is a chunk of will and determination to gather basic resources like CobblestoneStone, and Dark Oak Log to get to work. 

This does come under as one of the most easy Minecraft castle ideas, but don’t let the type of resources required fool you into thinking of this castle as minuscule. This is a gargantuan build that comprises multiple sections and a singular castle in the far back. However, since there’s a lot of room for expansion and further decoration, you will love the potential the Stronghold Castle has for your Minecraft world. 

28. Dungeon Castle

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28There’s no other Minecraft castle idea that’s as serious-looking as the Dungeon Castle. This design speaks volumes of how capable your building skills can potentially get, given the intricately walled structure and the overall layout of this daunting castle. There’s an Ashina-style entrance in the front that resembles the same doom that you consistently have to brave in the world of Sekiro. 

Be sure to stock up on Blackstone stacks as that is what you’ll be needing to complete this terrific build. We recommend jumping straight into Survival Mode and not wasting a single second in erecting the Dungeon-Style Castle for the best results. As far as the most exciting Minecraft castle ideas go, this one categorically makes the cut. 

29. Mountainside Castle

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Apart from erecting monumental castles on land and sea, there’s another option up for grabs for Minecraft enthusiasts. What we’re talking about here is probably one of the most effective Minecraft mountain castle ideas that’s camouflaged like a chameleon in a world full of looming dangers.

You’ll have to dive into adventuring a little bit and get yourself on a mountain biome to successfully build the Mountainside Castle in full flight. The experience and the end result both will be exceedingly rewarding, so don’t fret and just dive right in. Besides, you’ll also get what you need for survival from this design—a bed, a storage room for chests, Enchanting and Crafting Table, and, of course, a sizable tower that you can use to oversee incoming threats.  

30. Ultimate Survival Castle 

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The Ultimate Survival Castle is not for the faint of heart. You’ve had your fill with the easier ones, but it’s about time we get into some genuinely challenging builds with this being one of them. The good news is that even though this is a fairly complex build, it doesn’t involve the use of hard-to-acquire materials. You’ll find that it mostly comprises Cobblestone, Oak LogStone, and Spruce Slabs for the most part, all of which are nothing but easily obtained. 

Constructing this gargantuan structure is a sure-fire way to flaunt your building skills, as this is a build that you can complete by yourself. You will, however, need to invest a fair bit of time on what is otherwise one of the best Minecraft castle ideas. Survival is going to become a walk in the park once you got this unit up and running in your Minecraft world. 

31. Classic Castle

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The Classic Castle is nothing out of the extraordinary. It uses a combination of multiple easy-to-obtain resources and believes in simplicity above everything else. You’ve got two mini-towers in there followed by a relatively larger unit at the back of the build. There’s a small house at the center which will serve as your resting spot. This is one of the best small Minecraft castle ideas we’ve looked at due to its resourcefulness. 

Players who take their builds seriously invest a fair amount of time in decoration. You can see how the front yard is embellished with a mixed pattern of different blocks, including Cobblestone and Dark Oak Log. You’re free to do the same and then some. Moreover, don’t forget to place Lanterns or any other light source around the stairway of the Classic Castle. That’s going to make finding your homestead a lot easier when you return to it late in the night. 

32. Winter Survival Castle

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Getting through winter biomes in the game can be difficult but not unless you have a full-blown keep to your name standing strong atop a mountain somewhere. The Winter Castle is meant for survival in an organized manner. It provides you with all the commodities that are necessary to stay alive and booming in the game, including a bed, an Enchantment Table, a Crafting Table, and a small-scale crop for growing the resource you need. 

Moreover, since it’s situated at the peak of a mountain, you’ll need to find a good location for this purpose. Wander around in your Minecraft world until you spot an appropriate point. That’s where you need to get to work. Some users even create whole mountains themselves before constructing the main unit. If you think that is something that you can see yourself doing, we recommend going for it. You’ll surely be pleased with what is one of the most fittingly located Minecraft castle ideas in the game. 

33. Lord’s Castle

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The Lord’s Castle is a staggering monument of class. It’s one of the most proper Minecraft castle ideas we have on the list that pack a no-frills experience. It looks and feels like a castle that’s somewhere in Germany, Romania, or France. You definitely cannot go wrong with a build this intimidating that even houses all necessary items for your survival in the game. Speaking of survival, this castle design idea can be implemented in Survival Mode, but you might have to bend your back for it. 

As for the interior, this is a domain where your creativity will have to come in. Choose however you’d like to build the insides of your giant castle and take your time while doing so. There shouldn’t be any rush in completing Minecraft castle ideas like these unless you’ve been given a challenge by someone and there’s a specific deadline.  

34. Fortified Castle

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We’ll admit it; this is one of the most daunting Minecraft castle ideas that you can build in your Minecraft world. Not only is this quite difficult, but a true challenge for even the most experienced players of the sandbox title. You definitely need to polish your building skills if you’re a newbie to attempt building the Fortified Castle. That’s because it is not only the main castle structures that you’ll be building here, but the whole mountainside as well, decorating it with Grass Blocks and leaves, so it looks nothing but realistic. 

That said, you’ll be feeling prouder than ever when you’ve got this build in the bag. It looks quite stunning and genuinely a fortified stronghold that no Creeper or Illager can reach without you spawning them deliberately. It’s surely worth taking the time out with a couple of friends to attempt creating the Fortified Castle for a homestead just like no other. 

35. Substantial Castle

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The Substantial Castle dons a rustic outlook that seems exceedingly impressive to us. This sizable build consists of a central main building where you’ll create your storage rooms, a kingsize bedroom with hefty decorations, and a separate library filled with Bookshelves for crafting. In addition, there’s a whole section specified only for soldiers, should you choose to build an army of protectors. There’s even a barn and animal pen inside to breed animal mobs in the game and keep them healthy. 

You’ll be needing Stone, Stone Brick, and Spruce for the most part of this castle, all of which are easily acquired more or less. Therefore, the Substantial Castle is capable of being built in Survival Mode even if you don’t have someone to accompany you. What’s more, is that you should pay attention to the intricately designed walls of the fortress as they serve as inspiration for one of the best Minecraft castle wall ideas in the game. 

36. Basic Castle

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The Basic Castle is one of those starter Minecraft castle ideas that can teach you how to build a full-fledged castle in the game. There isn’t a lot that will go into this build, apart from a fair amount of effort and time if you’re a newcomer to Minecraft. Most of the Basic Castle will be built using Gray Concrete, which can be acquired by watering Gray Concrete Power. It’s not a hard resource to craft, even for inexperienced players. 

This build heavily relies on how you want to build the castle for yourself. It’s exempt from other castle ideas in the game that compel you to follow a specific format. This means that you can switch up the total height and the length of the castle in any way you prefer. The same goes for its interior that can be lined with nothing but your imagination. 

37. Austrian Castle

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The Austrian Castle is no less than a mammoth in the game. Despite its size and the apparent effort, it’s recommended to complete this build in Survival Mode. In addition, there’s a bit of a background on this Minecraft build. The design borrows inspiration from the real-life Burg Kreuzenstein in Austria which happens to be one of the hottest tourist attraction sites in the country. They definitely don’t make Minecraft castle ideas like this one quite often. 

The unit has taken some users months to manifest, so you’re better of gathering a squad of experienced builders and going to town on the massive Austrian Castle. The journey will be difficult, but the reward will be equally thrilling. A useful trick that pro players implement is building the interior first rather than the exterior. This is undoubtedly harder to do, but it makes potential hiccups happen a lot less frequently when you get to the exterior part of the whole build. 

38. Pink Castle

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This castle design is definitely the one for you if you’re a female gamer. Don’t mind us generalizing the pink color with dames only, but it’s something more suited for girls that are looking to implement cute Minecraft castle ideas in the game. After all, you won’t find the aforementioned Blackstone Castle in your world adorable, would you? This build is teeming with decoration all over the place with attractive designs and an exceedingly desirable outer side pool. 

To look at the matter at hand from another perspective, you can build the Pink Castle for your wife or girlfriend if you’re a male gamer. Nothing better than investing a ton of time and effort to create your significant other a beautiful, full-blown castle. You’ll need several stacks of Pink ConcreteWhite ConcreteIron TrapdoorBirch PlanksSmooth Quartz Stairs, and Pink Wool for the bed. It’s surely one of the prettiest castle designs we’ve ever come across, so do try it out in your Minecraft world and see what your loved one thinks of it.  

39. Hidden Minecraft Castle

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You must be wondering: How can a castle ever be hidden due to its skyscraping size? You’re quite right to ask that question, but consider looking at the word “hidden” in a different light. Here, the Hidden Castle is built on top of an island that is thousands of blocks away from the spawn point and atop a large ocean. Of course, you’ll have to build the island yourself as well, so don’t think of this castle design idea as a walk in the park. It’s best to gather your squad and work on this collaboratively. 

You can see how accessory structures are decorated with Grass Blocks to give them an abandoned island-like look where the forest growth is uncontrollable and simply arbitrary. Therefore, you’re looking at more of a fantasy-style build here rather than a basic one. We do recommend trying this one out in Creative Mode before you get to the Survival Mode of the game.  

40. Hogwarts Castle

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This is it, folks. This is the zenith of all the Minecraft castle ideas in the entirety of the world ever to exist. Talk about integrating the magical world of Harry Potter with Minecraft and ending up building one of the most famed fictional buildings across the spectrum. However, this is a colossal project that can take you months to fully generate if you’d want to go for the entire island and not just the castle. If you think you can manage to pull off such a feat, we recommend shooting for it. You’re going to get praised as the all-father of Minecraft upon creating the Hogwarts Castle and that would be nothing but well deserved. 

Moreover, you’ll find every bit of detail introduced in the actual Harry Potter movies effortlessly. There’s the Great Hall where all the students are sat down for important announcements and dinner. You’ll find this area decorated with the typical hanging lights as shown in the films and described in the books. You won’t believe it but you’ve even got the Diagon Alley in there filled with people, sorcerers, and magical shops. If this isn’t single-handedly the best Minecraft castle idea, we just don’t know what is. 

The following video is an overview of the Hogwarts Castle by its original creator. Take a look and check what development has taken place. 


And you’ll really want to plan this thing out with some proper Minecraft Castle Ideas Blueprints. Nothing is going to sting quite as much as realizing that you’ve spent days on a section of the city, only to find out that it’s not symmetrical or that it has some other major flaw you’ve overlooked. So talk to your fellow builders, and make sure to plan each step of the way as you go along. Eventually, you should have a Castle on your hands that will make every other player jealous.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Most Difficult Build Among The Minecraft Castle Ideas On This List?

The Flying Castle City is undoubtedly the most difficult, purely due to the size and scale of the build.

Should I Stick With Survival Mode For Each Of These Builds?

I think you can easily make some of the Minecraft small castle ideas in Survival mode, but for the larger ones I wound definitely recommend Creative mode.

Can I Use Creative Mode If My Friends Are In My Game?

When you set a world to Creative mode, you can tweak the setting so that every player in the game gets access to it.

What Is The Best Build In This List?

The best build is the one that is the most difficult, which is the Flying Castle City.

And with that, the Minecraft Castle Ideas guide comes to an end. While you’re here, why not check out our How To Get Leather In Minecraft guide.

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Matt Hunter

With four years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to eXputer with the latest in gaming.

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