Have you ever noticed how many books have some sort of setting that involves a castle? Maybe it is just because my usual reading list involves fantasy and historical (1600-1800 era) novels, but so many stories have castles in them.
In Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, the Rochester house always seems like a castle to me. In all the film adaptations that I have seen the place is shown as being built in the style of a castle, at least from the outside.
By castle, I don’t necessarily mean a solid stone building with only tapestries covering the cold walls, and primitive amenities. I also mean any historical architecture that involves towers and fortress structures, and gates/walls, and some body of water, whether it be a moat or a lake. On second thought, that description is extremely vague.
I love castles and I won’t get into a ramble about them, for your sake, but they are one of my favorite settings.
Do you like castles as part of a setting in a story? Or what is your favorite type of setting?