2021-02-09, 06:44 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Where should fantasy feudal lords put their castles?
It really depends on what the Lord is trying to accomplish by building his castle. Castles are extremely expensive, so most people won't build unless they have a good reason. They probably want to be close enough to have easy access to the sources of their wealth, as well as serving as a reminder to the peasants as to who is in charge.
Given the tiny holdings you describe, most lords will probably have something more like a fortified McMansion than an actual castle, probably initially built out of wood, with subsequent generations replacing the wood with stone as funding allows.