Are you curious about what it means to dream of a castle? If you’ve had this type of dream and been wondering what its possible meaning is, then make sure to keep on reading to find out all bout it.

Castles are a big part of history. Likewise, you may see them in a lot of works of fiction. Because of this, we associate castles with a lot of different things. Usually, royalties live in castles. It is where we can find plenty of valuable treasures. 

However, it is also where princesses from fairy tales are imprisoned by monsters and villains. It is where kings that are power-hungry go mad, as well as bloody and gory scenes of torture and killings, take place. 

You can find these massive structures bustling with people, crowded with a huge community of both inhabitants and workers. Furthermore, they are also those that are abandoned, empty, and neglected. 

When interpreting your dream of a castle, it is important to consider the castle’s appearance. Then, continue below to understand what your dream may be trying to tell you.



When you think of a common symbol of power and strength, a mighty king in his castle is probably one of the first things that will come to your mind. A dream that you were in a castle may imply that you are feeling a sense of achievement or personal power. 

Moreover, you may think quite highly of yourself, or you consider yourself to be the most important individual in a group or a situation. Of course, this can be both negative or positive.

Having a sense of great self-opinion may sometimes be a sign of arrogance and conceit. Hence, it may be best to contemplate that even if you are in a position of power or recognition, everyone is important and that you are in no way better than the next person. 

Nevertheless, this symbol may also represent something positive. It may imply that you are feeling powerful and strong enough to overcome challenges that may come your way. Likewise, you are confident that you will be able to meet and achieve your goals or defend yourself when someone attacks you. Take this as an encouraging dream. So go out there and live your dreams.

Also, consider how the sense of power in your dream of a castle made you feel. Did it make you feel out of control or aggressive? Or did it make you feel energized and free?


There is no doubt that a castle is a common symbol of prestige, luxury, and wealth. The King and Queen sit atop their fancy thrones encrusted with gems. A pack of servants waits on them on hand and foot, attending to their every need and whim. Of course, it is expected for them to hold great wealth. Thus, this allows them to do or buy anything their hearts could ever want.  

If in your dream, you are living this way where opulence surrounds you, perhaps your dream of a castle is telling you that you are destined for great things. There may be opportunities given to you in the everyday life that can help catapult you into a richer and comfortable life. So make sure to pay attention. The last thing you want is to miss your moment.

Furthermore, this dream may also be simply telling you that you are not happy with where you are in your life. And deep inside, you desire more prestige or wealth in your waking life. Is there anything unsatisfactory in your current life? What do you think you can do right now to change it? Keep in mind that regardless of how hopeless your situation may seem, you always have the power to change or turn things around.


“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Castles are meant to be fortresses. Entering one is a challenge since they have impenetrable barriers. Aside from this, they also have massive space for chambers. Hence, when you are inside a castle, it is easy to experience loneliness. 

Are you alone in your dream about a castle? If so, this may suggest that you are isolating yourself from others in your current physical life. Are there any barriers you are putting up to keep people out of your life?

Pushing away people is a very easy thing to do. This is especially true when you are feeling sorry and lonely for yourself. Perhaps, this is a wake-up call, letting you know that you may need to do or stop doing something to fix your situation. 

Regardless of whether you feel alone or not, you may still get the feeling of isolation within your castle dream. Make sure to consider the emotions you experienced so that you can understand your dream further.


Now that you have a better idea of some of the potential themes in dreams of castles, let us go over some of the dream scenarios that involve a fortress or castle.


As previously mentioned, a dream about living in a castle may mean that you want to experience living like a King or Queen. It may also indicate that you are not content with your position in life, that’s why you are aspiring to experience a life that encompasses comfort, power, wealth, recognition, and the likes. What was the state of the castle in your dream? What and who else was with you in it, and how did you feel in the dream? Take all of these into consideration to better understand the meaning of your dream about castles.


A dream that involves a castle of someone else may imply that you feel frustrated about having to deal with the expectations and rules of someone else. Perhaps there is a person in your waking life that’s controlling you or just being plain fussy, and you don’t like the idea of putting up with it. 

Furthermore, it may simply indicate that you are feeling out of control. You are in the world of someone else. Therefore, you are unquestionably not the one holding the power. Think about what actions you need to take to get the power back in your hands.


It is not surprising at all that a dream where you are trapped in a castle implies that you may be feeling trapped one way or the other in your current life. Perhaps it feels like you have no control over a health problem, are trapped in a troubling relationship or unhappy job, or helpless about some other situation. 

This kind of dream may be inviting you to think out of the box so that you can find the right solution to whatever personal issues you are facing. Consider reading being trapped in a dream, which is a related symbol for this.


In your dream, are you leaving out the castle? Is someone leading you outside of it? This is a sign that you are letting your guard down. And it is a good thing since it means that you are leaving behind any barrier that you have put up to isolate yourself. You may be ready to come out of your shell, or new challenges may be soon coming your way that may challenge yourself to do so.


Since a castle does symbolize wealth and luxury, it may signify opportunities as well. If your dream involves you getting locked outside of a castle, you may likely feel that you have missed out on an opportunity in your waking life.

Does it feel like you miss out on something because of an accidental circumstance? Now that you are aware that an opportunity passed you by, what do you think you need to do to move past it? 


To better understand what your dream of castles means, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How do you feel about castles in real life?
  • Do you have any personal connections with castles?
  • Where inside (or outside) the castle were you in your dream?
  • Was the castle in your dream deteriorating or in good shape?
  • Were you alone in the dream?
  • What other symbols appeared in your dream?
  • Do you ever feel isolated in your conscious hours?
  • Do you feel like you are destined for greater things?

Answering these questions will provide you with more details that can help with your dream interpretation.

Did you dream about a castle lately? What do you think it means in your current situation in life? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so do share them in the comment section below, as well as any questions you have in mind.

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