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Minecraft castle ideas: Disney castle, Hogwarts, and more ideas for 1.20

Take a look at some fantastic castle ideas that you can build in Minecraft

Want to build an epic Castle in Minecraft 1.20? We've got quite the range for you here, with everything from the idyllic Arendelle castle to the gothic homestead of Count Dracula. Whether you're trying to build a spooky horror-themed world for your friends to explore or simply hope to recreate the iconic Dover Castle, we've got something for everyone. Check out the list below to jump to your favourite build, or have a scroll through and see which Minecraft castle idea gives you the most inspiration.

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Disney castle

Disney Castle built in Minecraft

You know the story. You cosy up on the sofa, get your warmest, comfiest blanket, and stick on your favourite Disney movie. Whether you prefer Tangled, Mulan, or Moana is a conversation for another time (Moana is best). One thing they all have in common is the intro cinematic that showcases the classic Disney castle.

Although it was first made famous in Cinderella, the castle has become ingrained in Disney culture and is instantly iconic. There are dozens of Disney castle tutorials out there, but by far the most impressive one we've seen so far is by YouTuber "SmallishBeans". It's insanely detailed, so why not sit back, relax, stick on your favourite Disney soundtrack, and take a look?

Arendelle castle

Arendelle Castle from Frozen built in Minecraft

Of course, no modern Disney film has gripped the world quite like Frozen. It's only natural that Arendelle castle, the home of Anna and Elsa, appears on this list. Oh and the soundtracks for both films are filled with some absolute bangers to enjoy while you work on this Arendelle castle build. Some things never change folks, and this is sure to be a timeless classic.

You can create this build using this tutorial by YouTuber "Trixyblox", and then embrace your magical heritage by enchanting all of your gear. Just remember to make some books so that you can get the best enchantments possible.

Medieval castle

Medieval castle built in Minecraft

Okay, that's enough Disney castles. If you want something that could be thrown into any fantasy world, this Medieval castle by Youtuber "BlueNerd Minecraft" is perfect. With plenty of towers around the edge of the build, you'll be able to fend off mobs from any direction. Even the Wither wouldn't be able to break through these gates.

It might be best to stock the storage rooms with some Diamond and Netherite gear, though. You never know when a Creeper might come along and destroy part of your wall.

Dracula castle

Dracula castle built in Minecraft

If you want something a bit more Gothic, this Dracula castle built by YouTuber "Trixyblox" deserves a spot in your world. This terrifying castle will strike fear into everyone on your server, and it's perfect for the Minecraft fan who wants to embrace their mysterious, evil side and use this as a lair for all of your nefarious deeds. If you're a bit D&D obsessed (like me) then this should also scratch your Curse Of Strahd itch between sessions.


Hogwarts built in Minecraft

For Harry Potter fans, there's really no place like Hogwarts. YouTuber "Planet Dragonod" has an entire series that will guide you through placing every single block in this iconic wizarding school. It's pretty long, with 30 videos to get through in total, but it's certainly worth it. This isn't just a shell with no interior - Dragonod has recreated countless iconic locations from the Harry Potter franchise, including the Clock Tower, the Transfiguration Courtyard, and Dumbledore's Office. This castle is the perfect place to brew some potions - bonus points, especially if you wear a Hermione skin. Give it a go and live your Harry Potter fantasy.

Floating castle

Floating castle built in Minecraft

Exploring a new world in Minecraft is certainly exciting. Discovering villages, taming horses, and going on grand adventures. Ahh, it really is lovely. It all gets quite stressful when you have to choose somewhere to settle down though. You scour biome after biome for the perfect location, but it can be difficult to find somewhere that's just right.

YouTuber "Twin Saw" has the perfect way to skip all of that dread and just get straight into building. Make a castle that floats in the air! With craggy platforms that could only be held up by a powerful mage, this castle is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Minecraft's Overworld.

Island fortress

Island fortress built in Minecraft

If you like the idea of being excluded from the rest of your Minecraft world, but don't want to be magically suspended in the air, then YouTuber "BigTonyMC" has an Island Fortress tutorial that's just the thing for you.

The dock outside houses several boats that you and your friends can use to chart new lands whenever you want. Just make sure to pack your map, as you wouldn't want to get lost far away from your idyllic home.

Dover castle

Dover castle built in Minecraft

Those of you searching for an iconic landmark to place into your Minecraft world need look no further. The English Heritage charity teamed up with Yogscast to recreate Dover castle in Minecraft, and it is nothing short of spectacular. With sprawling walls and winding pathways that web throughout the courtyards, this is so much more than just a building. When you're ready to build, check out our list of the best seeds in Minecraft to find a world that's worthy of this masterpiece.

Cherry castle

A cherry grove castle, built in Minecraft by YouTuber 

Minecraft 1.20 introduced the Cherry Grove as the newest biome in the game, and there's just something about these gorgeous pink sakura blossoms that inspires peace and tranquility in the soul. If you want to build a castle that takes advantage of these vibes, why not go with the design of YouTuber "Stevler" for an elegant structure surrounded by cherry blossom trees just waiting for a wind to rustle their branches?

There are quite a few building ideas out there that take advantage of Minecraft's latest biome. If you'd like something more overtly Japanese-inspired, we have an entire list of house ideas in Minecraft 1.20, several of which look like they're straight out of Kyoto.

Waterfall castle

A waterfall castle, built in Minecraft by YouTuber "Geet Builds".

Minecraft lets you be king or queen of your very own castle, and what better way to make a statement than by perching that castle atop a rushing waterfall? This majestic build by YouTuber "Geet Builds" astounds with a truly splendid view, and goes a million steps beyond the comparatively simple moats that surround other castles.

If you're searching for the best Minecraft waterfall location to build this eye-catching home for a ruler, you may want to look at our guide to the best seeds in Minecraft 1.20 to make your job easier. Don't forget to install some Minecraft shaders as well - we recommend the ever-reliable BSL Shaders to make your waterfall castle shine during dawn and dusk.

That's it for our list of Minecraft Castle ideas. If you've finished making a castle and want it to look even more beautiful, take a look at our list of the best Minecraft shader packs. If you want to give it a whole new style, check out our list of Minecraft texture packs.

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