A castle has stood where Antar Castle stands today for longer than any can remember. People have always been drawn to the tops of the bluffs overlooking the Sea of Tet and time has continued to prove the need for those living there to seek protection.
While the early structures have long since disappeared into the past, the following castle plan was recorded as existing when Cothel grew from a cluster of clans and feuding houses into a formal country. The old castle can be contrasted to the current one. Some of the original buildings remain, while others were torn down to make way for expansions.