Did Castles Have Windows?

Windows in a real castle are rarely seen below the top floor, although they have been added in later times in many castles. Renaissance windows were added to many medieval castles. Early windows were not large, and often were not glazed. Early windows often had stone seats built into the castle walls next to them.

Did medieval houses have windows? Houses in the Middle Ages did have windows, but for most people, these windows were simply a small opening to let some light in. Wooden shutters were used to block the wind. Windows in these houses were typically quite small. Often they were simply holes in the wall.